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Category: Mental & Behavioral Health

Team Member Spotlight - Shelli Walrod

Team Member Spotlight - Shelli Walrod

Shelli Walrod is a family preservation program director at our Pittsburg, KS location. Her team works tirelessly keeping children safe and families together. Learn more about her work and what inspires her to continue her work in helping children and families.

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An Expanded Look at Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Studies

An Expanded Look at Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Studies

A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in 1998 looked at how adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs, were linked to adult mental health and wellbeing. Today, we use these ground-breaking results in our trauma-informed practices to help build resiliency with youth in foster care and beyond.

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Stressed at Home? Parenting Tips from Professional Educators

Stressed at Home? Parenting Tips from Professional Educators

Being stuck at home as a family can be stressful. Even though you love each other immensely, having to reconfigure your whole life, including working from home and helping facilitate schooling for your children is draining and messy. Our Behavioral Intervention Support Team has pulled together some principles we give to teachers all over the country to help with classroom management during high-stress situations.

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8 Helpful Coping Practices During COVID-19

8 Helpful Coping Practices During COVID-19

As we strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many suddenly find ourselves working from home without our normal routine and scrambling to get back some sense of normalcy. Our trauma-informed team pulled together some helpful tips for establishing a routine and developing coping strategies to stay physically and mentally healthy during this disorienting time.

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Now Serving the Whole Child

Now Serving the Whole Child

What if there was a place where youth and young adults ages 0-24 could receive all of their physical, dental and behavioral healthcare under one roof, regardless of their insurance or Medicaid status? A place that was welcoming, trauma-informed and put patients at ease. Now there is.

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