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International Trauma Center
The International Trauma Center (ITR) has devoted its resources and extraordinary personnel to the design, development and practice of the fusion of state of the art emergency medical and psychosocial interventions that allow the service provider and the patient to access resilient recovery in shorter periods of time with less invasive care. ICDR provides the Boston Childrens Foundation with the medical expertise and the disaster behavioral health expertise to respond to disaster management challenges across diverse settings with a particular focus on children and long term child protection post disaster.


The Office of Juvenile Justice &
Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

In a remarkably swift response to the data, OJJDP has moved to support Trauma Informed Care as a child focused intervention strategy that will benefit communities well into the future. The OJJDP's demand for collaboration and "Whole Child" approach is the fundamental driving force behind our mission and the Midwest Trauma Services Network (MTSN).


Boston Children Foundation (BCF)
BCF, began its non-profit operations in 2004, with a base in Metro Boston and extended initiatives in the greater New England area, providing evidence-based traumatic stress reduction and disaster relief programs since 1996 with strategic partners in the behavioral and medical health fields. The BCF team is committed to offering clients an array of choices among services. In terms of community-based traumatic incident intervention, this spectrum of choice must include not only types of interventions, but also, perhaps most importantly, locations of care and culturally and linguistically compatible interventions. BCF has designed, developed and offers Psychological First Aid (PFA), Post Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM) interventions tailored to children and youth, parent and youth resiliency training programs, and acute traumatic stress orientation workshops in a variety of locations, including private residences, schools, houses of worship, community centers, housing authorities, detention centers, and juvenile courts. BCF has access to over 1,000 licensed clinicians and community-based PTSM responders who can meet the needs of the very diverse youth populations of Metro Boston and New England. BCF, in affiliation with the International Center for Disaster Resilience has a specialty team of disaster behavioral health responders that have worked in the US, Asia and Africa post disaster and war to deliver state of the art psychosocial resiliency programs that have now reached over 400,000 youth.


Rainbowdance
Rainbowdance groups are highly structured and theme specific. Using carefully selected rhythmic orientation, through music and repetition, each group session is complemented by storytelling and theme based movement improvisations. The music used for this program is a composite of simple folk tunes and classical pieces; the stories and improvisations have themes of cooperation, respect, trust, honor, and gentleness, and are developed to expose each child to adaptive coping strategies for successfully meeting normal developmental challenges, as well as constructive solutions to conflict.

By offering a repetitive, sensorimotor menu of successful coping solutions and alternatives to violence, Rainbowdance provides a conditioning sequence that supports ongoing solution generation (essential problem solving skill component), ability to ask for help in challenging social situations, ability to take another peer's viewpoint and ability to self-soothe. The movement sequences are developmentally appropriate and allow each child to join and to succeed. The transitions between sequences are smooth and lyrical; recognizing that even the normal, non- traumatized child is frightened by changes which are too rapid or which come without warning. The games are non- competitive: all are designed with a win-win outcome (for one child to win, all must win).

Rainbowdance has been adapted for: Toddlers, Preschool and kindergarten children, for refugee children and their mothers, for Autistic, Deaf, and Blind children, as well as those with physical impairment and attention or learning delays.


The Coalition for Children and Families in Iowa
The members of the Coalition of Family and Children's Services in Iowa (Coalition) help millions of children and their families every day through mission-driven organizations dedicated to providing the services that children and families need.

Our member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer a continuum of services including: crisis intervention; Family Safety, Risk and Permanency; remedial Services; foster family care recruitment and retention; foster group care; emergency shelters; emergency services; delinquency prevention: detention; maternal and child health care; day care; psychiatric medical institutions; day treatment; independent living; nutrition; teen parenting; and special needs adoptions.

Through a public private partnership, we strive to improve the quality and accessibility of these services and work to positively impact public policy working in close connection with state agencies and legislative leaders.


The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Mission
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges or trauma resulting from sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems.

Vision
To be that extraordinary place where every person who is going through a serious life crisis can find the help, support and encouragement that they need to solve their problems and make tomorrow a better day.

Values
As the staff and volunteers of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, we believe that true success is a highly motivated team of professionals working together to enrich client lives, creatively solve problems and make a real difference in our community. We are guided in all we do by a deep commitment to exceptional client services, value and respect, eagerness to learn and grow, and fiscal responsibility.


Four Oaks of Iowa
Mission

Four Oaks assures children become successful adults.

Vision
Expect Success.

Symbol
The Four Oaks symbol represents the family, the community and the agency standing together with the child to build a future strong as the mighty oak.

Philosophy
Four Oaks services are focused on and rooted in the family. We empower children and families to achieve stability, self-sufficiency and permanency.


Children and Families in Iowa
It's About Hope.

Hope for a new life for a family in crisis.

Hope for a teen who has lost his way.

Hope for a mother who wishes the world for her child.

We are restoring hope, building futures and changing lives for thousands of Iowans every year. We touch lives in every community across the state. We are making a difference for people who have nowhere else to turn.

 

Family Resources

Since 1849, Family Resources has been providing social services throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois. We serve approximately 35,000 individuals, children and families annually. Our services include: Youth Residential and Community Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Services, Mental Health Services, Victim Services and K-12 Education Services. Our philosophy drives our work with youth and families. We provide strengths-based, trauma informed and culturally responsive services and programs. We understand that for children and families to succeed they need strong networks of family and community supports. Family Resources provides a safe environment for children and families to heal and thrive.

Mission
To strengthen children, families and individuals by providing quality services that engage community resources to create effective solutions.

Vision
A caring community of healthy families.

Philosophy
Family Resources' services are focused on and rooted in the family. We empower children and familWe believe it is a privilege to work with individuals, families, and communities. We believe they have the most insight into their past, present, and future. Our role is to partner with them in creating effective solutions with respect to diversity. With this understanding, Family Resources carries out its mission.

Our Values
Passionate commitment to values: We are passionately committed to our core values. We believe that these values give purpose and meaning to our lives and to those of our clients. They also provide direction for the whole organization. We intend that these values will guide us in our decision-making for many years to come.

Safety: We believe that safety is fundamental. For the safety of our clients, our staff or the community, we believe that safety comes first. We believe that a safe environment is necessary for our clients to learn, to grow and to turn their lives around. Safety grows out of trusting relationships that are based on respect for the dignity of all persons.

Service: We are here to serve others. Service has been a core value of Family Resources for over 150 years. We serve others because we care. We care deeply about kids, about people, about families, and about the community. We care so much that we are committed to providing a continuum of services to respond to the needs of people.

Teamwork: We believe in teamwork. We believe that teamwork works for us, for our clients and for the community. Our board, staff and clients work together in teams. As an organization, we believe that working collaboratively with other partners in the community is the most effective way to pursue our mission.

Resourcefulness: We believe that Family Resources has grown for more than 150 years because we are resourceful. As the needs of our community changed, we have learned to adapt, to grow and to change with the times. We believe that to accomplish our mission, we need to continuously learn, to innovate and to be open to new ideas.