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3 Ways to Make Your Home Trauma-Informed

3 Ways to Make Your Home Trauma-Informed

We all want our home to be warm and welcoming; however, for friends and family who have experienced trauma, environmental factors can either trigger intense emotional pain or be instrumental in their healing journey. Being intentional about the physical and emotional manner of your home makes a significant impact on helping guests feel comfortable. Here are 3 quick and easy ways to make your home trauma-informed.

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Staff Spotlight - DeeDee Conrad

Staff Spotlight - DeeDee Conrad

Over the past 21 years, DeeDee Conrad has worked with just about every age group we serve in residential care as a youth youth behavioral health specialist. Learn about her work and what keeps her going.

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Advancing Safety and Health in Kansas City

Advancing Safety and Health in Kansas City

In Missouri's eastern Jackson County, 9.81% of the population is uninsured. In fact, in all of Jackson County, there is only one primary care physician for every 1,310 residents. Lack of access to healthcare causes children and young adults to miss out on basic preventative care. We're trying to change that.

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A Portrait of Generosity

A Portrait of Generosity

When Jack turned 9, he and his family took part in a "9 acts of kindness" challenge. As one of his acts, Jack spent some of his birthday money to buy birthday gifts for our youth in foster care. This simple act of kindness garnered media attention as Jack continued to share what he had with others.

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Screening for Success: Developing a New Tool to Address Trauma

Screening for Success: Developing a New Tool to Address Trauma

Every youth who enters foster care shares one common thread - the trauma of being removed from their homes and separated from their families. In 2018, Washington University conducted a needs assessment for our treatment foster care program. Based on their assessment, we are now collaborating with them to develop a screening tool to be used before placing a child in a treatment foster care home.

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