“Hillsborough Kids, Inc. has a commitment to becoming a trauma informed and healing system of care for children and families. Recognizing secondary trauma that our staff and the families we serve have all experienced on some level is critical to our ability to serve and assist them.  We have been very fortunate to be able to partner with Juli Alvarado to educate staff, caregivers and community partners on the impact of trauma and best practice techniques.  We continue to work with Juli to establish a trauma sensitive foster home program that will strengthen families through training on Juli’s Emotional Regulatory Healing model. The goal is to expand opportunities for our kids to experience family vs. residential shift care and in the process heal through those family relationships.

Training participants of all backgrounds report an experience like none other in their professional careers and describe this experience as one that both professionally and personally has made a powerful change in their lives. We will enter another year providing these training opportunities and ‘coaching’ sessions with Juli to reach every level of our system of care.”

(Hillsborough Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization, one of 20 Community Based Care providers in the state of Florida providing case management, foster care and adoption services to children in Hillsborough County, Tampa,Florida.)

-Judy Wichterman
VP Program Administration
Hillsborough Kids