Will’s Place Outreach Project provides an opportunity to reduce the impact of trauma and violence on children and their families in the four-state area. We strive to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events by further enhancing our partnership with community child-service agencies and increasing our understanding of the impact that trauma plays in the lives of those affected.
Improving access and services
We offer services to children and families experiencing trauma from:
- Community violence
- Domestic violence
- Military deployment
- Natural disasters
- Painful illness
Education and consultation opportunities
We offer many opportunities to help you understand the impact trauma plays in the lives of children and their families. Examples of presentations available to four-state area residents:
- Trauma 101 for schools, businesses, churches, day care centers, and government agencies
- In-depth review of signs/symptoms to recognize effects of trauma
- Helping a child who behaves as if trapped in the vicious cycle of “avoid and alert”
- Youth curriculum for Mental Health First Aid
- Principles of trauma-informed approach to service agencies
- Evidence-based practice skills for psychotherapy beyond Will’s Place—trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, and alternatives for families
Partnerships with other community child-service agencies help identify children and adolescents in need of trauma treatment and services.
Financial assistance is available to help with deductible, co-pay, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Dr. Kimberly Fielding, Project Director
1800 W. 30th St.
Joplin, MO 64804
This project is funded by a grant from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network