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Village Green

26159 Dulay Road NE

Kingston, WA 98346

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Learn the science behind human behavior, explore the impacts of trauma & toxic stress on our brains, bodies, behavior, & choices. Develop ideas/strategies for supporting ALL individuals by helping them develop the skills and giving them the opportunities they need to flourish.

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Kody Russell is the Executive Director of Kitsap Strong and he is one of 25 Washington State certified trainers in the NEAR sciences (neuroscience, epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs, & resiliency) curriculum that challenges our understanding of human behavior and many of the social and health challenges we see in our community. He is an engaging and entertaining presenter who uses storytelling and real-life examples to help make sense of complex scientific information.

Kody has over ten years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system who have experienced significant trauma and struggled with associated social and health problems; including mental health issues, substance use disorders, aggression, child abuse & neglect, anger, hostility, sexual behavior issues, homelessness, poverty, etc. Before being hired as the Kitsap Strong Project Director, Kody worked for the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) for over seven years as a Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigator, Department of Licensed Resources - Foster Home Licensor, and as a Family Team Decision Meeting Facilitator/Supervisor. Prior to working for DCFS, Kody was a supervisor at Ryther Child Center in Seattle, a behavioral rehabilitation center for “Sexually Aggressive Youth”.

Kody received his Bachelors in Psychology from Seattle University in 2000 and a Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University in 2014. He uses his education and lived experience working with children and families through the child welfare system to add deep meaning and life to the science of trauma and resiliency.

Breakfast will be offered at 9:00; NEAR training will begin at 9:30. If you are one of our Natural Community of Care Partners and intend to attend the Regional Convening after the training, please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncc-convening-tickets-44488572518

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