A Diamond Catches the Light: One Counselor’s Story

By Katy Yoder People with a calling to help those most in need are sometimes asked why they choose such challenging work. The answer is often the same. They’ve been there. Many of the people helping to educate the community about trauma-informed care and resiliency...

AirLink: Handling Trauma, Past and Present

By Katy Yoder For one local emergency medical services professional, partnering with TRACEs means giving fellow EMS workers insight into how the trauma they face every day may impact them. That deeper understanding is benefiting everyone. This May, Kristin Lingman,...

Tackling the Childcare Crisis

By Katy Yoder The childcare desert dilemma — that’s how Katy Brooks, president of the Bend Chamber of Commerce, describes the challenge for working moms and dads in Central Oregon who are trying to earn a living and provide care for their children while at work.  As...