More than 80 agency staff were present in October for an important in-service training with the agency's HEART Project Director Patty Shure (pictured) and Santa Fe Community Infant Program clinician Jodi Rodgers. The training allowed all program team members to become more trauma-informed in their work with children and adults with disabilities and their families.
The agency HEART Project, (Healing Adversity through Resilience and Treatment), seeks to engage, retain, and treat families who are living in poverty and at elevated risk for traumatic exposure to community and domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse/neglect, incarceration, and foster care. Las Cumbres, in response, will increase the availability of intensive case management and therapeutic supports while also increasing the awareness of the impact of trauma and risk exposure to both the families in service and the community-at-large.
The training was funded in part by United Way of Northern New Mexico's Community Partner Fund.