Kids need to grow up feeling supported and accepted, especially if they have experienced trauma. We address trauma and help community partners create environments that support good mental health practices.
Nancy C. Osborn, Ph.D., psychologist/trainer at KC Healthy Kids, provides trauma informed care training to early childhood educators and parents of children birth to five. She has over 30 years experience working with children and families in community mental health centers.
Luis Colon, case manager, conducts bi-annual child/family mental health screenings, connects families to resources and services in their communities, helps teachers and families build upon their strengths, and supports early care and education centers to increase the quality of their programs
Trauma Informed Care Training Trauma informed care is a perspective which assists people in understanding how widespread trauma is, how trauma impacts people and ways in which people can sensitively and safely approach others. It was initially developed for people in human service fields but it is applicable to anyone who interacts with others. The importance of self-care is also emphasized during most trauma informed care trainings. Get Details
Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Just as taking a first aid class helps you assist someone who is having a heart attack — even if you have no medical training, Mental Health First Aid helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse. After all, mental health disorders are common, and affect one in four adults.
Stigmas associated with mental illness often make it difficult for people to ask for help or to give help. Mental health first aid courses reduce the power of mental health stigmas by equipping people with basic mental health knowledge. The courses also foster early intervention, which is key in a person’s ability to recover from, or to learn to successfully live with, mental illness.