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Kathy offers workshops, presentations, and sermons on various topics including valuing and protecting children, trauma and resilience education and life-enhancing practices.  Some of these events are meant for faith communities, but others are for the wider society.  These presentations have been given to many churches and church groups as well as civic organizations such as,


CASA: A Voice for Children  

St. Francis Academy  

Peace Connections

Kansas Counselors Association Conference.


Wisdom of the Wounded:  Understanding sexual abuse in the church and in the world.  The effects of abuse on victims and survivors. What every pastor and church member needs to know.


Trauma and Resilience:  This workshop gives understanding about the devastation of trauma and abuse, also ways to build resilience.

Welcome the Children:  Exploring Christ’s example to fully welcome children in our churches and embrace the gifts they bring

Sacred Practices:  Helping churches develop a mission statement for working with children and how discipline and age-appropriate expectations fit into that.

Trauma and Resilience

Valuing Children

Protecting Children

Safe Sanctuaries I & II:  Helps congregations develop a plan to keep children safe from abuse.

Circle of Grace

This workshop will help those working with children in the church to understand the Circle of Grace curriculum

Life Enhancing Practices

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Writing to Save Your Life

The gift of writing can bring hope and healing not only to the reader but also to the writer.  Come and learn about the healing powers of writing and how it can change and save your life. 

Protective Practices

When trauma is experienced many things feel unsafe.  Sometimes the whole world feels unsafe.  When recovering from the effects of trauma it is important to understand the things in our life that provide protection.  In this presentation learn what protective factors are, which protective factors you already have and how to develop new ones.