Monthly Archives: July 2014

How to Reach the Top of the Mountain

In June I was one of eight representatives from our agency who attended the inaugural NMT Symposium, hosted by Dr. Bruce Perry, ChildTrauma Academy staff, and Hull Services, an agency in Alberta, Canada, that provides mental health and behavioral services to children and families. This trip allowed me ample opportunity for new experiences, and I was eager to get in … Continue

Incarceration and Healing Trauma

I recently heard a segment on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” about the incarceration of juveniles, and it really got me thinking. The show featured Nell Bernstein, who wrote “Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison.” So, I bought the book and shared some concepts with a SaintA group of staff members who meet regularly to discuss trauma … Continue

Kinship Stability, Caregiver Support Benefit Families

Since October of 2012, SaintA Caregiver Support specialists have been working to help ensure stability in out-of-home placements with relatives. The Caregiver Support Program is voluntary, but we understand that the first 30 days of having a child placed in someone’s home can be a challenging experience. So, our team (Allison Curtiss-Jaworski, Nikeyah Flagg, April Lowther, Michelle Lim, and Abigail … Continue

The Power of Exercise: Lessons From the Inaugural NMT Symposium

Thanks to the support of our Board of Directors, a team of staff from SaintA had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™ (NMT) symposium recently in Banff, Canada. It was a remarkable event bringing together 450 people from nine countries, six Canadian provinces, and 24 U.S. states to share practice ideas, research and lessons learned about … Continue

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