Catch the Wave
September 19, 2019
OU Tulsa- Learning Center
4502 East 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
Radhika Cruz, MA
Program Development Specialist I, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Radhika has served children and families involved with child welfare and faith-based organizations as a child welfare professional and child/family program director. She is extremely passionate about building family strengths and promoting resilience in others by strengthening emotional intelligence abilities and fostering growth mindsets. As part of the Trauma Informed Care Project, Radhika facilitates training on crisis management, residential youth care practice, emotional intelligence, and trauma responsive care to providers and agencies across the state. Radhika earned her master degree in human development and family studies from Kent State University in Ohio.
Shannon Fair, MS
Program Development Specialist, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Shannon has over 20 years experience working with individuals who have physical and emotional trauma, both as a Child Welfare Specialist and as a Rehabilitation Therapist. She is a fierce advocate for LGBTQ+ young adults, working to educate families, youth workers, medical providers, and educators on how to be affirming and advocate effectively for the LGBTQ+ community. Her passion is empowering and educating young people as they prepare for adulthood, and she works with the Oklahoma Successful Adulthood program to support professionals who are helping youth during times of transition. She earned a master degree in physical rehabilitation from Vanderbilt University.
The way we manage ourselves and respond during crisis not only affects our ability to maintain safety, but also influences how others will act in the future. Because many children and youth are extremely impressionable and vulnerable, we must recognize how our interactions and interventions may help or hurt their development and impact our relationship with them. The Crisis WAVE presents an excellent model for understanding the stages of crisis and what interventions are effective at each stage. In this interactive workshop, participants will be equipped with many strategies for preventing and intervening during crisis without the use of physical intervention.
September 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.