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Resilience Project is a Strong Families Safe Communities Project administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services with funding support by Ohio DODD and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Resilience Project Resilience Project

    • Social Sciences

Resilience Project is a Strong Families Safe Communities Project administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services with funding support by Ohio DODD and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

    Doubts - with Rachel Perlstein

    Doubts - with Rachel Perlstein

    Learning new approaches or concepts can come with a jolt. This conversation with Rachel is about what has surprised her, her doubts along the way, and what has emerged from her work in trauma responsive care. Rachel talks about Trauma Informed Biographical Timelines - a facilitated way to hear the story of someone who has experienced trauma, and build empathy as a team. More resources about the timeline process here: 

    Trauma Informed Biographical Timelines: Approaches for Intervention by Beth Barol

    Rachel Perlstein is a Behavior Support Coordinator at Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities and is involved in the Resilience Project.

    • 29 min
    Ah-ha Moment - with Julie Hermann

    Ah-ha Moment - with Julie Hermann

    Julie talks about how harnessing the strengths of people, especially people in community has been an ah-ha moment for her. She believes that focusing on building a person's strengths and helping them tap into community can be the most important part of supporting people on a path to healing from trauma. 

    Julie Herrmann MS, LPCC-S, is the Assistant Director of Special Populations and Resilience Worker Supervisor.

    • 23 min
    Self Care - with Ilea Scott

    Self Care - with Ilea Scott

    What does self-care mean to you?  Ilea Scott's role is to offer self-care techniques to families with trauma histories as she walks alongside them      as they explore what their gifts are, connect to community. 

    Ilea Scott is a unique addition to the Peer Support Partners at Families Connected of Clermont County working in the Resilience Project. Her history with trauma provides her with a deep sense of empathy and compassion for the families she supports, as well as a firm belief that individuals and families can not only survive, but also thrive when given the appropriate support and interventions. Ilea is particularly passionate about the "why" of trauma and the deep insights that neuroscience is providing to these difficult questions. Although, Ilea has a background in business and contracts, she is pursuing higher education in psychology along with certification in Trauma Responsive Care through the Tri-State Trauma Network. She is currently exploring the trauma responsive application of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and prayer in her own life and those of the families she supports. 

    • 26 min
    It's a Journey, There's Hope - with Maggie Center and Cindi Crew

    It's a Journey, There's Hope - with Maggie Center and Cindi Crew

    When all seemed lost, how do people begin to heal from trauma? Are there times when support services like social workers and case managers have gotten in the way of healing? On this episode we talk with Maggie and Cindi, who remind us that the journey is not always a straight line. 

    Maggie Center has been the Resiliency Care Manager with Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services for the past two years of the Resilience Project. Her professional background is  rooted in offering trauma responsive care, from her Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Human Development and Family Studies/Women’s Studies from Colorado State University to community based healing opportunities with Denver Colorado’s sexual assault prevention and care center, RAAP, and most recently with the Resilience Project, supporting underserved teens to  young adults with co-occurring diagnoses and complex trauma histories. With two of her great passions being creating art and the practice of yoga, Maggie’s work has impacted the Resilience Project by using movement and pictures to grow participant’s abilities to respond to what has happened to them without the pressure that can arise in traditional therapeutic settings.

    Cindi Crew is the Director of Integrated Counseling at Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Northern Kentucky University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. 

    • 26 min
    Do This, Not That - with Gretchen Behimer and Rachel Sorg

    Do This, Not That - with Gretchen Behimer and Rachel Sorg

    The ways that we can be present with people on their healing journey is often determined by our mindset and approach. What happens when we shift our focus away from “fixing” a person, to recognizing and building their resilience? Rachel Sorg and Gretchen Behimer talk about the pitfalls of services, and how to steer away from doing the work of "fixing" to the work of connecting by growing a person's resilience.

    Gretchen Behimer,  LISW-S, has been working with children and families for over 25 years.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo (MI) College with an emphasis in Business Management and Accounting. Prior to becoming Program Director of Clermont County Family & Children First (FCF) in March 2004, she was a counselor at the Sonja Shankman Orthogenic School (residential treatment facility) while she completed her Master's degree in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.  She also did a 9-month internship counseling those addicted to opiates while in Chicago. She then studied sport psychology at Miami University and moved to the Cincinnati area after graduating with a Master's in Sport Studies. She was a therapist in a day treatment program at St. Aloysius Orphanage, then the Director of Provider Relations for Magellan Behavioral Health's Hamilton County project prior to coming to Clermont County FCF.  She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisor designation. Gretchen truly believes in collaboration among systems, family-driven care and having youth be active participants in their care. 

    Rachel Sorg is the Wraparound Coordinator for Clermont County Family and Children First. While working with Family and Children First for 6 years, Rachel has served as a Wraparound Coordinator in both rural and urban/suburban communities for multi system youth, including those with severe, complex trauma histories. She currently oversees the Clermont County Family and Children First Wraparound Program and coaches other Ohio counties in developing their Wraparound efforts and growing System of Care principles within their own communities as an Ohio Wraparound Coach/Trainer for the ENGAGE 2.0 project.

    • 24 min
    What's at Stake - with Jo Krippenstapel

    What's at Stake - with Jo Krippenstapel

    There is a growing urgency to address trauma in our society today. How do we as services and partners in healing do it in a way that honors a person's story and grows a person's resilience? What happens when the work put into grow resilience -- doesn’t stick? This conversation with Jo Krippenstapel gets to the heart of these questions, and offers a ton of wisdom and insight into the work of trauma informed care. 

    Jo Krippenstapel offers facilitation, consultation, and training focused on enhancing quality lives for individuals, more responsive organizations, and richer community life. She has worked as an independent consultant for over 25 years.

    She facilitates conversations among people served by human services, families, and staff in order to support teams of people to learn and take action together. She helps organizations engage in planning that strengthens capacity to identify and act on the vision and mission.

    Her life path has been strongly influenced by the experience of growing up as one of seven children, the oldest of whom has significant disabilities.  The commitment of her parents to create a full life of participation and belonging for her brother continue to inspire her to this day.

    Jo has lived and worked in five states – offering her the opportunity to learn from and work many leaders in disability services. She now lives in Bellevue, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio where she works and is involved as a citizen in several community building efforts.

    Jo can be reached at JoKripp@cs.com.

    • 46 min

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