STLCFD CEO, Nancy Spargo presenting at Empower Missouri

Please join our CEO, Nancy Spargo, at the annual conference for Empower Missouri, Changing the Story: From Trauma to Hope on October 6 and 7 in Kansas City, Missouri. Nancy will be presenting a pre- conference institute entitled Rewriting the Trauma Narrative.  The conference will feature two national leaders in the field as well. http://empowermissouri.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Save-the-Date-2.pdf

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Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color

More than 70 community professionals ttended the forum, “Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color” on Feb. 29 at Vision for Children at Risk. The forum was presented by the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council. The program began with viewing of the “Wounded Places” segment of “The Raising of America” series, describing childhood trauma and toxic stress. The video … Continued

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Confronting Childhood Trauma Program on February 29

“Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color” Program will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Vision for Children at Risk, 2433 N. Grand Blvd., 63106 (at North Market). There will be a documentary viewing and discussion of “The Raising of America” episode: “Wounded Places” as well as follow-up to November’s … Continued

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Give DV The Boot!

St. Louis Center for Family Development supports the Women’s Safe House in giving domestic violence the boot on October 20, 2015.

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STLCFD’s COO, in conjunction with Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, will be discussing Borderline Personality Disorder in response to the film Welcome to Me.

STLCFD’s COO, in conjunction with Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri,  will be discussing Borderline Personality Disorder in response to the film Welcome to Me.  Description: Film-showing and Discussion Welcome to Me CEUs available Join us on Tuesday, November 3 as we use film, clinical presentation and discussion to understand Borderline Personality Disorder and treatment. Ryan Lindsay, LCSW and … Continued

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COLLEGE ESSAYS: College essays help teens confront past, plan future

ST. LOUIS – Right about now, aspiring high school seniors across the country are undertaking the vexing task of writing college essays. Some will write about excelling in sports. Others might write about a trip or volunteer job that changed their outlook on life, all in an effort to show word-weary admission officers something vital … Continued

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Archetypes: Nancy Spargo

An interview with Nancy Spargo, executive director at St. Louis Center for Family Development, LLC. Nancy considers herself a “builder” as she supports individuals and creates strong, healthy families through her work at St. Louis Center for Family Development. This family-centered social justice advocate is also an adjunct faculty member at Washington University’s Brown School … Continued

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Collaboration Introduces Medical Students to Community Health Needs

First year medical students from both SLU and Washington University Schools of Medicine participated in a successful workshop on May 20 that introduced Trauma Informed Care and helped students develop skills in patient interviewing regarding the impact of toxic stress on their health. The workshop was co-sponsored by the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN). … Continued

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STLCFD Co-Founder Ryan Lindsay featured in St. Louis Magazine

In the March 2015 issue of St. Louis Magazine Family Edition, STLCFD’s co-founder, Ryan Lindsay, was interviewed about Emotion Dysregulation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Read an engaging account of a young adult client’s battle with emotions and the steps she took to enhance her quality of life. Read “When Emotions Turn Dangerous” by Jeanette Cooperman

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