ELIE Circle

is creating Trauma Informed Communities
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Thank you for being patron!  I appreciate your support.  Now that you are in the family, you will have access to my blog that focuses on telling the stories of black girls.  I will post on the 15th and 30th of every month.
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About ELIE Circle

Thank you for visiting the ELIE Circle Patreon page. I am thankful you are interested in learning more about how I support children and teens.

My name is Debralyn and I am passionate about spreading the knowledge of trauma informed care.  I recently resigned from my full-time job as a development and program manager to dedicate all my time to ELIE Circle.   ELIE Circle is committed to creating trauma informed communities - environments that focus on not re-traumatizing young people and assist them with development that may have been delayed or lost due to trauma.  I achieve this through different avenues including professional development and trauma informed life skills lessons.

Since January 2016, I've trained those that work directly with young people on trauma informed care to create a community that is safe, works to improve relationships and communication, and assists children and teens with managing their emotions.  I plan to release a life skills curriculum in 2018 and record my training sessions.

Why might you support ELIE Circle?
According to the U.S. Administration for Children & Families, Child Maltreatment, in 2015 about 683,000 children experienced complex trauma (repeated trauma that happens in relationships, during childhood, and affects development) in particular abuse and neglect. There are many more cases that go unnoticed and unreported yet all these experiences shape how we interpret and respond to the world and they influence our brain development. What I've found is even with that alarming statistic, those that interact with young people the most (i.e., coaches, out-of-school time program staff, teachers) are typically not licensed therapists or trained in trauma informed care. Trauma informed care is a framework for interacting with the world in particular with those that experience complex trauma and continuous stress. The advantages of trauma informed care is that it is not a treatment modality, anyone can be trained on the approach, and it doesn’t ignore the experiences of our young people. It is the first step in the process of healing for a young person.

What do you get for supporting the cause?
First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you from me.  I truly appreciate each and every patron!  

I am not offering tangible perks for each reward because I want to focus more on the content that will address the needs of our youth.  It is my desire that you will find reward in giving to the cause.

Through your support I will be able to update the research for the training sessions, offer scholarships for nonprofits to participate in the training sessions, develop the curriculum, and record/edit videos.

I will try to do my best to keep my patrons updated on the impact you are having.

I am thrilled you want to support me as I continue to create trauma informed communities through ELIE Circle.  Thank you for believing in the mission!

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