Carousel Project LLC

Crisis Prevention, Trauma and Disaster Information: Training, Supports and Materials

 
     
 

Kaylene Scholl Henderson MA, BCCLC

Author, Trainer, Board Certified Christian Life Coach, consultant

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 As a mother who raised children living with the affects of Early Childhood Trauma (RAD), Kaylene endeavors to help families maneuver through the systems of care from her base of knowledge and experience. Kaylene has created power point presentations to train families and their support teams to understand their roles in supporting the family as well as the child. 


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Early Childhood Trauma (RAD) The Team Approach

     The primary target audience consists of extended family members, friends, place of worship, school and service providers that work together as TEAM for a child with early childhood trauma, mental health disorders or involvement within the systems of care.  Foster placement agencies will find this information vital to the well-being for family sucess.  Adoption agencies may consider this training for support persons of a (potential) adoptive family.

     The presentation describes behaviors, belief systems and effects of trauma and how the model of TEAM helps the progress of healing for a child that wrestles with varying disorders.

     This presentation is focused across systems, describing charachteristics, roles and approaches of the TEAM that works together with children dealing on the spectrum of attachment disorders.  We will discuss the causes, symptoms and effects of Early Childhood Trauma.  We will share our handy little tool box of tips for parents and professionals as they endeavor to dance the steps for success in recovery, the healing of a child.

      The presenter will demonstrate the need for TEAM work through multi-media presentations, power point handouts, activities and sharing of life experiences.

The participant will:

  • Hear and discuss the causes and symptoms of insecure attachment
  • Be introduced to the manifestations of insecure  attachment
  • Be introduced to valuable charachteristics for the caregiver
  • Look at the model that introduces Mom as the primary team leader
  • Look at role definitions of individual team members
  • Be shown realities of "the walk" that the mother/primary caregiver must travel
  • Have light shown on the kaleidoscope, the dance of the team.
  • Review steps for sucess through sharing experiences/tips for TEAM communication.
  • Be challenged to redefine safety and boundaries with the children. 

 


An Invitation to the Team

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Workshop Presentation

The primary audience for 'An Invitation to the Team' is the friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, place of worship, teacher, or community support person who desires to understand and support the parent and strategic therapeutic parenting required for a child with early childhood trauma.

     The primary topic describes behaviors, belief systems and effects of trauma and attachment difficulties and how the model of TEAM helps the progress of healing for the child and promotes family preservation.

     The session is focused to help the support person have an understanding of the effects of trauma and attachment difficulties. Also how a team approach from all persons involved in the child/families life can work together to bring a sense of safety and healing to the child.

     The presenter will demonstrate the need for TEAM work through multimedia presentation, power point handouts, activities and sharing of life experiences.

The Participant will

  • Be given experiences the child may have come from
  • Hear an explanation of meeting the hiarchy of needs to establish trust and attachment
  • Learn the causes and effects of RAD
  • Look at a new way of "LOVE"
  • Learn how to be a team player
  • Learn the role of the primary care-giver
  • Learn how to prepare their enviornment to be supportive to the family
  • Understand the need for respite

Let the Fight be Healed

     The primary target area is for parents/guardians that have children that wrestle with tauma and attachment issues. Foster care, adoption agencies and systems of care providers will benefit from using this training for their (foster and adoption) parents to equip them in the nature, parenting technique, and community needs to assist in the healing of their children.

     The primary topic area of this presentation addresses the concern, belief systems, and behaviors of a child that deals with trauma and attachment issues and how that affects the family unit.

The session is a practical guide to meneuver through life while addressing the experience, questions and needs of the family caring for a child with trauma and attachment difficulties. 

     The presenter will demonstrate these concepts through multimedia presentation, power point handouts, activities and sharing of life experiences, frustrations and joys of living with a child that wrestles with these life experiences. 

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to the behaviors and effects of RAD
  • The fight. Who is fighting and why their need to fight
  • Stategy for safety and awareness within the community structures
  • Techniques that support and demonstrate love through areas of safety and nature
  • The concept of TEAM work

 


Supervision for Recovery

The primary target area is for Board Members, Administrators, supervisors and Therapist of Out of Home Placement Agencies.

This presentation addresses legal regulations, governance, administrative training needs, family supports, programming, staff/client relations, individual service planning, creative interventions, interagency/department communications and how that affects the client success in treatment and the family unit.

The session is a parent perspective on the governance, programming, collaboration, supports, activities, treatment interventions and family involvement while their child is receiving treatment in an Out of Home Placement.

The presenter will demonstrate these concepts through multi-media presentation, power point handouts, activities and sharing of life experiences, thoughts, frustrations and joys of these life experiences.

Participants will:

  • Review the differing arenas of authority 
  • Observe legal regulations and how that is communicated to the parent/gaurdian
  • Hear recommendation for agency training needs and family supports
  • Discuss programming that supports the family
  • Establish boundaries between the staff and child/family
  • Hear strategic/ creative interventions
  • Look at differing family dynamics
  • Consider other treatment modalities

Recapture the Joy

     The primary target area is for that care giver that needs a place to come away and be refreshed in their own person so that they can better minister to their children that wrestle with mental health and trauma issues. Fostor care, adoption agencies and systems of care providers will benefit from using this presentation for their (foster and adoptive) parents in an attempt to nurture the parent, to assist in the healing of their children while dealing with some of their own trauma from parenting a traumatized child. 

     The presentation will focus on recapturing the joy that has been robbed from the daily pressures and responsibilities while caring for traumatized children. 

     This session is a faith based presentation that is formatted for a weekend retreat.  "Whom having not seen you love: In whom though now you see Him not, Yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory." 1 Peter 1:8

The presenter will demonstrate these concepts through multi-media presentation, power point handouts, activities and sharing of life experiences, thoughts, frustrations and joys of living with a child that wrestles with these life experiences. 

Participants will: 

  • Be introduced to the Biblical attributes of Joy
  • The difference between happiness and Joy
  • Defining Love
  • Why there is a "fight"
  • Some family communication tips
  • Practical parenting tips

Participants will also look at self awareness in the areas of:

  • Identifying where their joy comes from
  • Their belief system surrounding joy
  • Recognition of their fears
  • Having time to encourage others

Parenting from a Distance

The primary target area is for parent/guardians that have children in an out of home placement. Residential treatment facilities may wish to use this tool as a means of training and communication between the home, service providers and residential facility.

The primary topic of this presentation and administrative/filing tool is for training parents to work within cross-system collaboration between the family, clinicians and milieu staff. 

This presentation is a practical guide and child portfolio filing system to assist parents to be empowered in the decision making and communication process with the facility and team players within the systems of care.

The presenter will demonstrate these concepts through multi-media presentation, power point handouts, activities and sharing of life experiences. The Parenting From a Distance Guide and Manual is available for purchase.

Participants will:

 

  1. Be given tips for:
  • Choosing a facility
  • Getting prepared emotionally physically and financially
  • Intake tips
  • Filing and record keeping
  • Boundary setting

 

    2. Discuss

  • Outlines to parental rights and responsibilities
  • Descriptions to program rights and responsibilities 
  • Awareness to grievance procedures 

    3. Recieve practical suggestions for:

  • Program invovements
  • Team communications
  • Medical concerns
  • School concerns
  • Additional Service Needs
  • Documentation and filing

Child Portfolio Manual COMING SOON in phone app form

     The primary target area is for parents/gaurdians that have children involved in cross systems of care and services. Placement agencies placing foster and adopted children will find this method of file keeping a vital tool in equipping the (foster/adoptive) parent to be prepared to meet the demands of filing and record keeping. Any service provider desiring to train parents to be equipped in filing and record sharing between cross systems, may choose to utilize this manual.          This presentation and administative/filing tool is for training parents to work within cross-system collaboration between the family, clinicians and wrap-around-programs.    

     This presentation is a practical quide to file keeping documentation that is used across systems of care to assist parents to be empowered in the decision making and communication process with team players across the systems of care.

     The presenter will demonstrate the need and efficiency of maintaining files in a strategic manner for accessibility and reliability in factual information through multi-media presentation, power point handouts, activities and sharing of life experiences. 

Participants will:

  • Be given an outline order to organize client/child pertinent information
  • Discuss the need for such orgainization and fact gathering
  • Have the opportunity to hear tips for the usage of the information portfolio
  • Understand the content and format for quick referencing of the information

Tailored presentations

Kaylene is willing and able to tailor a presentation to meet the specific needs of your family or organization.  Contact her with your thought, ideas and needs and she will work with you in developing the information that will best serve you.