Caring for Traumatized Kids: Online Collaborative Webinar with Mercy Ministries
Do you care for or support children in any way in any role?
Don’t miss this free webinar collaboratively hosted by The Resilience Resource team members and childhood trauma experts from Mercy Ministries! This hour-long session (held twice to accommodate different global time zones) will explore questions surrounding helping traumatized children and providing trauma-informed care for those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.
There is no denying that children are facing a significant increase in potentially traumatizing crisis events and experiences. The need for parents, caregivers, and friends to be equipped with robust toolboxes for providing holistic crisis care is greater than ever before.
You will hear practical guidance and real-world scenarios and have an opportunity to submit specific questions for discussion. This webinar will be an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to provide compassionate and effective resilience-building support for children in times when they need it most.
If you are interested in additional training or consulting opportunities on care for traumatized children, contact Mercy Ministries today
Mercy Ministries specializes in working with families and organizations who care for children and youth from hard places, especially those experiencing complex or early childhood trauma.
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Our Online Helping Children in Crisis course will expand on the information provided in this webinar. This course provides vital information on effective communication with kids, coping mechanisms, and general resilience-building tools. This course is available in our shop or through the link below.
Diane PulvermillerCo-Director of Mercy Ministries
Diane Pulvermiller is the Co-Director of Mercy Ministries, a non-profit organization which provides somatic-based trauma-healing programming to orphanage survivors in Romania, supports foster and adoptive families, and trains professionals who work with trauma-impacted populations in a wide range of fields.
Diane holds a Master Degree in Psychology, a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Institute in Boston, and is a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Interventions) Practitioner through the Karyn Purvis Child Development Center at TCU. She spent 17 years in public preschools both teaching and working in administration and several years in leadership positions with a mentoring non-profit in the Denver area. She has been working with Mercy Ministries for over 20 years and has served as Co-Director since 2013.
Diane and her husband, Tom, are parents to three adult children (including an adopted Romanian son) and two precious grandsons. She loves dogs, tea and the NY Giants. Her perfect day would be spent on the beach with a good book. Unfortunately, those days don’t happen often enough living in the landlocked state of Colorado.
Josie GwinCEO; The Resilience Resource
Josie Gwin, CEO and co-founder of The Resilience Resource, is a Mental Health Coach through the American Association for Christian Counselors, a Spiritual and Psychological First Aid Instructor, certified Chaplain through the International Conference of Police Chaplains, is credentialed in Grief following Trauma, Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters, Advanced Critical Incident Care for Individuals and Groups, and carries a graduate degree in transformational leadership development from Bethel Seminary.
Prior to co-founding The Resilience Resource, Josie Gwin served as a firefighter for 6 years, spent 18 years in the equine therapeutic industry, and currently serves as a first responder, law enforcement, and humanitarian aid chaplain. She has been involved in cross-cultural and international contexts and ministry for over 35 years, deploying as a crisis response chaplain, and living and serving in ministry and humanitarian aid contexts in multiple countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Josie, along with her husband, Scott, has trained, resourced, and provided care for personnel, leaders, and teams from a variety of faith based and secular organizations, as well as firefighters and law enforcement, first responder chaplains, medical personnel and hospital chaplains, and military and special forces personnel from all four branches of the US military.
Melanie DeweyCo-Director of Mercy Ministries
Melanie Dewey is the Co-Director of Mercy Ministries, a non-profit organization which provides somatic-based trauma-healing programming to orphanage survivors in Romania, supports foster and adoptive families, and trains professionals who work with trauma-impacted populations in a wide range of fields.
Melanie holds a Master Degree in Education, a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Institute in Boston, and is a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Interventions) Practitioner through the Karyn Purvis Child Development Center at TCU. She worked for three years in impoverished communities in Bangkok before serving as a public school teacher for 11 years in an economically diverse city school in Denver. She has been volunteering and working with orphans in Romania since 1998, becoming Co-Director of Mercy Ministries in 2013.
Melanie and her husband, Scott, have lived in communities challenged by poverty and oppression in Denver, Colorado for over 30 years. They have four adult children, including one adopted son from Romania. Her favorite activities are hanging out with her granddaughter, playing board games, reading, and enjoying Colorado’s mountains.
Scott GwinCOO; The Resilience Resource
Scott Gwin, COO and co-founder of The Resilience Resource, holds a graduate degree in transformational leadership from Bethel Seminary, is a Mental Health Coach through the American Association for Christian Counselors, a certified Chaplain through the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and carries a variety of certifications and credentials from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
As volunteer youth staff at a local church, Scott unknowingly stepped into a trauma-care career when the youth group he served went through the tragic shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Shouldering with survivors as they grieved and struggled developed into a passion to walk with people through tragedy and loss.
Prior to co-founding The Resilience Resource, Scott spent 25 years in the commercial and residential construction industry, served as a firefighter for 12 years, and has 12 years of experience in the equine therapy world. He has been involved in cross cultural contexts and ministry for over 21 years, spanning eleven countries on five continents.