Cammie LePlatt, Transition Coordinator for Aztec High School

Cammie LePlatt, Transition Coordinator for Aztec High School, MA in Counseling, Life Coach Highlights: Cammie describes “The Den” which is the student lounge created in the classrooms where a lot of the shooting occurred. She has located her office in the Den and discusses how students are using the space to begin to move forward Read more about Cammie LePlatt, Transition Coordinator for Aztec High School[…]

Kati Bauchman, Licensed Professional Counselor Certified in Grief, Loss, and Trauma

Kati Bauchman, Licensed Professional Counselor Certified in Grief, Loss, and Trauma Highlights: Grief is part of the human journey and experience that we are all born to do. Kati believes in people’s ability to find their way through grief and that we are not supposed to be alone through the process. We need to be Read more about Kati Bauchman, Licensed Professional Counselor Certified in Grief, Loss, and Trauma[…]

Olive Holmes, Clinical Social Worker with Axis Health Systems

Olive Holmes, Clinical Social Worker with Axis Health Systems in Durango, CO Highlights: Olive describes traumatic events and how they can impact those who experience them, witness them, and the secondary trauma of loved ones and the community. She discusses the differences between people who process internally or externally and how to be sensitive to Read more about Olive Holmes, Clinical Social Worker with Axis Health Systems[…]

Marla Sipes, Volunteer Coordinator San Juan Regional Medical Center Animal Assisted Therapy

Marla Sipes, Volunteer Coordinator San Juan Regional Medical Center Animal Assisted Therapy Highlights: Therapy dogs provide comfort and relief. Marla Sipes and other volunteers took 5 therapy dogs to the Aztec community and schools for several weeks. The dogs have been instrumental in beginning the healing process; they are nonjudgmental and don’t talk, they provide Read more about Marla Sipes, Volunteer Coordinator San Juan Regional Medical Center Animal Assisted Therapy[…]

Tod Smith, Chaplain, San Juan Regional Medical Center

Tod Smith, Chaplain, San Juan Regional Medical Center Highlights: Tragedy changes people and communities. You will not be the same, there is a shift in who you are. Everyone handles grief differently and we don’t have the vocabulary to discuss it, or disappointment, or shame. Grief is contagious and you can absorb the grief of Read more about Tod Smith, Chaplain, San Juan Regional Medical Center[…]