Hello My name is Janie Lancaster and I live in Hemet in Riverside County. I am trying to find my place in the ACEs community. I am a survivor or cumulative childhood traumas who has spent twelve years doing research on Complex Post Traumatic Stress. On the road to healing I pondered how I was able to survive and at times even thrive in the midst of all the pain and confusion. Along the way to recovery I wrote stories, books, articles and curriculum for kids like me. I also put together things that I learned to help teacher's to help kids through their trauma.
I know how these kids feel, think and see the outside world. It is my heart's desire to help troubled teens, elementary kids and support their teachers as well as counselors through motivational presentations and through my written works. Please let me help your kids and teachers.
Here is one of the programs I created for this project. I did a successful pilot program with five 2nd grade classes in Hemet last year. I have also modified the program for preschoolers.
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