MEET OUR UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA COORDINATORS of 2018

Foundation of Trauma (level 1):This training discusses the broad spectrum of major contributors to a child’s behavior, what needs to be addressed first and what short/long term reasonable outcomes are.  The lifespan consequences of trauma on an individual/community and staff’s role as protectors and educators.   Learn how to engage in and explore concrete processes to stabilize attachment, develop safe relationships and effective emotional management.

These coordinators have been trained in Foundation of Trauma(level 1)

Ron Berube -Southwest Iowa Family Access Center -[email protected]

Tracey Jennings - Francis Lauer Youth Services- YSS - [email protected]

Colleen Kuhse-Portzline -Families First Counseling Services of Iowa - [email protected]

Samantha Morfitt - Midwest Christian Services - [email protected]

Kristin Nolen - Hillcrest Family Services - [email protected]

Kieonna Pope - American Home Finding - [email protected]

Samantha Rives - Sequel Youth Services-Woodward Academy - [email protected]

Ashely Brook Ross - Lutheran Services in Iowa - [email protected]

Anton Taylor - Family Resources - [email protected]

Nichole Thomson - Youth Homes of Mid-America [email protected]

Matthew Voorhees - Francis Lauer Youth Services - YSS - [email protected]

Nicole Watters - Foundation 2 - [email protected]

Self Care of Trauma (level 2): This training will review lifespan consequences of trauma on an individual/community and staff’s role as protectors and educators.  Participants will learn what can happen to them as they operate in highly stressful environments and how to take care of themselves.  Learn how to engage in and explore concrete processes to stabilize attachment, develop safe relationships and effective emotional management.

These coordinators have been trained in the Foundation of Trauma (level 1) and also Self Care of Trauma (level 2)

Lisa Gilpin - Boys Town of Iowa -  [email protected]

Catherine Keisling - Boys Town of Iowa -[email protected]

Amber Martz - Four Oaks - [email protected]

Belinda Meis - Youth Shelter Service - [email protected]

Kaci VanDeventer - Four Oaks - [email protected]

KINNECT- Safety Multi-modal (level 3): Safety may be perceived differently by each child and because of his or her history. This training is based on a trauma informed multi-modal multidisciplinary curriculum designed for stabilization of system involved youth. This training will explore a child’s view of what is meant by: physically safe, socially safe, safety in flight, fight and freeze, and how one’s self begins with safety.

These coordinators have now been trained in the Foundation of Trauma(level 1), Self Care of Trauma(level 2) and KINNECT- Safety Multi-modal(level 3)

Susan Lamke - Boys Town - [email protected]

Pat Rogness - Children and Families of Iowa - [email protected]

KINNECT- Emotional Multi-modal (level 4): This training is focused on emotional identification and expression.  So many of our kids are restricted in their affect and this has major implications for their socialization.  It is healthy to show your emotions!  For our client/student population however there tends to be no middle ground, they may not believe they have the mastery to experience emotions without control and so they need to practice Safety as established in the first week.  We become proficient at things through practice and structure; this week allows the client/student to have consistent, persistent opportunities to practice emotional management skills.

These coordinators have now been trained in the Foundation of Trauma(level 1), Self Care of Trauma(level 2), KINNECT- Safety Multi-modal(level 3) and KINNECT- Emotional Multi-modal(level 4)

Sara Butler-Shoop - Young House - [email protected]

Nikki Lawson - Sequel Youth Services-Forest Ridge - [email protected]

Jody Unsen - Four Oaks - j[email protected]

Sarah Zollar -YSS - [email protected]