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Creating Meaning as a Trauma Response
Presented by Nathan Croy

Thursday, September 24 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understand the difference between meaning as comprehensibility and meaning as significance, learn the 3 step process of creating meaning (Logos Therapy) and learn how to use meaning to increase resilience.

Register in advance for this webinar, click:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-qppj0qHdJYcvRolVfraBOuD3wRgq2-

Nathan Croy

Nathan CroyNathan D. Croy is the owner and founder of Existential Family Therapy, a group practice in Overland Park, KS that specializes in helping families and individuals discover meaning in their lives. He is a published author and has presented around the country on topics relating to mental health

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Parenting into the Teen Years

Thursday, September 29 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Children’s Mercy is partnering with the community to empower parents with information early to help prevent some of the painful experiences that we have witnessed.

Limited seats are available so reserve your spot now.

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ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK

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Caregivers today face new challenges that our parents never encountered. We can address problems before they become too big. We can take steps to prevent tragedies from happening within our own homes.

Presentation Topics:

• Self-care
• Eating disorder prevention
• Screen time
• Substance use (including vaping)
• Suicide prevention
• Home safety (Including storage of firearms, medications, etc.)

Sensitive Communication in Healthcare
Presented by Clara Anderson Sainte

Thursday, October 8 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Poor communications cost the U.S. healthcare system $1.7 billion in malpractice costs and nearly 2,000 lives, while up to 80% of serious medical errors can be attributed to miscommunication, according to CIRCO Strategies research. Ever wondered why so many medical errors occur, or why people always seem to say the wrong things? This class will explore strategies for sharing difficult news, effective communication in healthcare, and how to respond to patients and families in sensitive ways.

Register in advance for this webinar, click:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bpoBdTcURzCTLeY88s97_w

Clara Anderson Sainte

Clara Anderson SainteClara Anderson Sainte, LCSW, LSCSW, is the Program Director for Gilda’s Club Kansas City developing and overseeing the educational, healthy lifestyle, support, and resource referral programming. As a trained Grief Recovery Specialist and Open to Opens Specialist, she directly implements these programs, as well. Prior to Gilda’s Club, Clara worked for NorthCare Hospice as a social worker and bereavement specialist. Clara is a board member of Mental Health America of the Heartland, a member of the Kansas Cancer Partnership, a member of the Missouri Cancer Consortium, and a member of Children’s Mercy’s Equity and Diversity Council. Clara’s Masters degree in Social Work is from UMKC and she is an alumnus of Northwest Missouri State University. She spends her time away from Gilda’s Club with Vladimir, her husband, and their children, Alivia and Oden, enjoying their favorite spots around KC.

Can We Be Well, Anyway?
Presented by Roxanne Pendleton and Andrea Dalton

Thursday, October 22 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1. Understand the impact of current crises as traumas to the nervous system
2. Learn ways to reduce the impact of these traumas, including brief resilience practices

Register in advance for this webinar, click:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CRhqwACjT_aLwz_-7eg4hQ

Roxanne Pendleton

Roxanne Pendleton:With a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling, Rev. Roxanne Pendleton spent over two decades addressing trauma in diverse settings, including churches, schools, hospitals, hospice, and community organizations. Furthermore, she has lived experience of trauma, severe mental illness, and recovery in her own life and in her family. These experiences and the resulting, hard-won wisdom give Roxanne an important perspective to share.
In 2014, her expertise led to a job at Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health Acute Care units where Roxanne developed trauma-sensitive training and trauma-responsive special projects to support the resiliency of staff and patients alike. In 2017, she moved into her current position at the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation where she serves as an advisor for organizations and individuals seeking to cultivate trauma sensitivity, embodied compassion, and overall well-being through innovation as well as evidence-based and best practices.

Andrea Dalton

Andrea DaltonAndrea Dalton, MA, Board Certified Music Therapist, is a trainer and consultant with the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, supporting individuals and organizations in promoting resiliency and developing trauma sensitive culture. Andrea works with school districts, agencies, organizations, and businesses to develop practices to support the people they serve, as well as those doing the serving. Prior to joining the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, Andrea worked for more than a decade as a music therapist in both private and state-run inpatient mental health units, providing services to some of the most vulnerable adults and children in the Kansas City area. Andrea has an undying fascination with the way the brain works, a critical appreciation for research, a strong commitment to best practices, a creative spirit, and a calling to make the world a better place.

Harnessing the Power of Music to Build Resilience
Presented by Andrea Dalton

Thursday, November 12 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

–Review the neuropsychobiological effects of various elements of music
–Consider the implications of both positive and negative effects of music on well-being
–Identify practical applications of intentional “musicking”

Register in advance for this webinar, click:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__DlvxQjcTQCUqvnPpqP_PA

Andrea Dalton

Andrea DaltonAndrea Dalton, MA, Board Certified Music Therapist, is a trainer and consultant with the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, supporting individuals and organizations in promoting resiliency and developing trauma sensitive culture. Andrea works with school districts, agencies, organizations, and businesses to develop practices to support the people they serve, as well as those doing the serving. Prior to joining the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, Andrea worked for more than a decade as a music therapist in both private and state-run inpatient mental health units, providing services to some of the most vulnerable adults and children in the Kansas City area. Andrea has an undying fascination with the way the brain works, a critical appreciation for research, a strong commitment to best practices, a creative spirit, and a calling to make the world a better place.

Approaching the holiday and important events with mercy and grace, following a Pandemic
Presented by Shane Young

Thursday, December 10 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Those in attendance will discuss the new norms we have adapted to in 2020.
We will talk over why change is so difficult.
We will process where we go from here.
We will evaluate the benefits of routines and organization.
We will learn about strategies and methods for honoring loss and change with mercy and grace.

Register in advance for this webinar, click:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8WIjsi2JQPWwiZd80_9TXw

Shane Young

Shane YoungShane has worked in the Social Service field for 26 years. Shane is employed with ReDiscover as the Training and Development Coordinator where he offers Professional Development and Leadership trainings along with workplace Coaching. Shane has experiencing working in the field of hospice where he served patients and families as a Medical Social Worker and served in a leadership capacity as a Social Services Consultant. He has been employed in several aspects of Juvenile Justice (detention, residential care, and probation) this includes time as a Deputy Juvenile Officer in Buchanan and Johnson Counties in Missouri. Shane has also worked in the field of Adult Corrections (including work with the Buchanan County Drug Court). Shane completed his Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri. During his career, he has been the Chairman, Vice-Chair, and a Board Member for the Juvenile Justice Coalition in St Joseph, Missouri. In 2012, Shane is a Certified Train the trainer for Development Assets through the Search Institute, a certified Truthought Train the Trainer, a Certified Trauma Specialist through TLC (Trauma and Loss in Children), a Certified Mental Health First Aid trainer and a Certified Mandt Systems trainer.

Shane has been providing training opportunities since 2005. His trainings include professional development topics, clinically based topics to help members of the community, and workplace coaching trainings to help teams and programs grow and work through team challenges.

During his training career he has performed professional development trainings for the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, Missouri Coalition for Community Mental Health Centers, Missouri Western State University Child Abuse Education, Prevention and Investigation conference, the Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Missouri Institute for Mental Health Spring Training Institute. Shane is also available to provide training and educational opportunities to service groups, churches and school districts who benefit.

Recently took the position of ReDiscover’s Training and Development Coordinator following serving as the Program Coordinator with ReDiscover’s United States District Court program. Previous to this position, he was the Social Services Consultant for Three Rivers Hospice serving 48 counties throughout Missouri. He has been employed in several aspects of Juvenile Justice (detention, residential care, and probation), Adult Corrections (including work with the Buchanan County Drug Court) and he currently works as a Consultant in the field of Hospice. Shane worked as a Deputy Juvenile Officer in Buchanan and Johnson Counties in Missouri. Shane completed his Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri. During his career, he has been the Chairman, Vice-Chair, and a Board Member for the Juvenile Justice Coalition in St Joseph, Missouri.