Who We Are
We are the heart of a movement that rises above ordinary to do the extraordinary. We're driven to help and change the lives of children and families exposed to trauma. We are passionate about serving children and believe that no child should live in fear or suffer from the fallout of emotional, physical, or psychological trauma.
While trauma can be generational, it only takes one generation to help heal the next. We are that generation movement. We provide exceptional programs and services that directly support children, and provide quality training programs for educators, clinicians, and professionals to help improve the quality of life for children and families.
Our goal is to do what is right and best for children because every child deserves a champion in their corner!
Did you know?
More than two thirds of children reported at least 1 traumatic event by the age of 16.
The national average of child abuse and neglect victims in 2015 was 683,000 a year. That is 9.2 victims per 1,000 children.
Kids First Foundation Board Meeting Agendas
Several meetings are held throughout the year that govern and support our overall operations and organizational mission. Meeting agendas are available on our website 72 hours in advance of each regular meeting and 24 hours before a special meeting.
What new ideas have you gained and how do you plan to implement these new ideas in your work?
"To be more aware and careful about our student's life experiences at home or their community. Be more kind and open minded and learn as much as possible."
"I think the first step is understanding the effects of trauma. Right now, I am trying to learn all I can so that I can understand the behavior of student."
"Ways to approach student behavior that stem from trauma. Understanding my own triggers and knowing when those triggers may cause me to respond in a way"
"I love the acronym QTIP. Easy way to remember that concept" (QTIP: Quit Taking it Personally)