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No events scheduled at this time.

CODE GREY is an ongoing project that focuses on emphasizing self-care and destigmatizing help-seeking for the first responder community.  The presentation provides an in-depth look at the following:

  • Different types of stress and stress reactions

  • The impact of first responder culture

  • Ways first responders can protect themselves and each other from helper fatigue, burnout, and PTSD

  • The role of leadership in creating a trauma-informed workplace

  • How to access professional help

Presenters: Kari Mika-Lude and Allen Lude

Where We've Been: 

ESCAPe 2020 Conference (Pipestem, WV); Wood County Fire School (Parkersburg, WV); Cabell County (TriState Fire Academy, Huntington, WV); Dunbar Fire Dept. (Dunbar, WV); Kenova Police Dept. (Kenova, WV)

For more information, or to schedule this event for your organization, please contact us at (304) 760-9945 or aspire2inspireBH@gmail.com.

Toward a Trauma-Informed TSA Workforce was presented at the TSA Supervisory Summit on March 15, 2018 and the TSA Leadership Summit on April 17, 2018 in Charleston, WV.  Participants were educated on the basics of trauma and the trauma response as well as trauma-informed service principles, and they were provided suggestions for practical integration of these principles into the mission of the Transportation Security Administration.

Presenter: Kari Mika-Lude

The presentation provided at the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services 18th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium focused on the correlation between sexual violence and substance use/addiction.  Part 1 focused on providing basic information on substance use/addiction and the reciprocal relationship between substance use and sexual victimization, and Part 2 focused on identifying strategies to keep victims engaged and further the healing process, addressing substance use, and empowering victims to seek treatment.

Presenter: Kari Mika-Lude

WV FRIS 18th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium - 4/11/18

Kari Mika-Lude worked as a consultant for Barrington Youth & Family Services (BYFS) in Barrington, IL from 2016-2018.  In that capacity, she assisted in the development of the Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services programs and provided training to clinical staff on assessment and treatment of addictive disorders.