Author Archives: Tim Grove, Senior Trainer

What is Resilience?

I’ve started to do a new activity in my virtual trainings: I ask participants to write in the chat box whatever word comes to mind when they hear the word “resilience.” Immediately, the chat box begins filling up with descriptive words. Perseverance. Strength. Grit. Flexibility. Then, I ask participants to categorize the words they see based on whether the focus … Continue

Transforming Systems of Care: What’s Going On in Racine County

Do you remember your first job as a helper? Mine goes back more than 25 years when I was hired as a Treatment Foster Care therapist for Community Impact Programs in Racine, Wisconsin. I still remember so many formative experiences: my first court hearing, my first missed court hearing (which got me properly chewed out by the county case manager), … Continue

A Call to Care: Next Steps

Wow. Oprah’s leading the discussion! This is such an unforgettable moment for all of us committed to addressing the issues of adversity, trauma and developmental insults. With Oprah’s 60 Minutes segment on childhood trauma, we have more attention on the issue, and with it, a call to keep moving forward. It is from that context that I want to reflect … Continue

Sharing Stories on Why We Do This Work

Each month when the Clinical Services Department (staff working with training, trauma informed care/Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™, School Based Services and Clinical Services) gets together, we kick off our meetings with a caregiver capacity activity chosen by a different member of the team. So far we have explored mandalas, sympathetic breathing and inspiring quotes – each activity working different pathways … 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

Time for Debate is Over

A compelling article about child development and adverse childhood experiences recently was written. Many social service professionals (and a growing segment of the public) won’t see much novelty in another article about the impact of overwhelming childhood stress, trauma and adversity, as our field is doing a nice job of getting the message out, and people are truly listening. What … Continue

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