At our location on Pine Street in Newton, we provide free-of-charge counseling to children and adults. We also have a 24-hour help line, advocacy services, as well as therapeutic services.
Experiencing trauma, such as a mass violence event, can leave lasting effects. Counseling services can help an individual cope and heal from trauma. Our clinicians use evidence-based Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with victims of trauma. This type of therapy has evidence to support its effectiveness.
Through this treatment, individuals develop coping skills and help make sense of the trauma they have experienced. For children, play therapy and sand tray therapy may also be used. Other evidence-based interactive modalities used by our therapists include EMDR and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Clients determine their own strengths and are supported as they navigate through healing.
The Resiliency Center also provides support groups for those impacted by trauma. Personal growth can be strengthened by the opportunity to share with others. For more information about any of these services, please call 316-217-1880 today to schedule an appointment.
Why Seek Help?
After a traumatic event, adults and children alike can experience a change in how they view the world and others. Counseling services provide a safe place to develop knowledge and skills for healing and change. Children sometimes manage trauma by acting as if everything is all right, even if it is not. Counseling can improve the emotional well-being of children and may prevent future difficulties.
Who Qualifies for Services
- Excel Industries employees & families
- First responders
- School staff & faculty
- Houses of worship
- Emergency management
- Volunteer organizations
- Any affected individual
Resiliency Center Services
The Resiliency Center provides advocacy services to those who self-identify as being impacted by the Hesston/Excel Industries incident. They may be victims who were directly affected by the incident; family, friends and others who are closely associated with a victim; or people who witnessed or heard details about the incident.
Advocates offer support to participants in the form of various programs and services designed to empower individuals dealing with trauma. They offer nonjudgmental encouragement, crisis intervention, peer support, and referrals to community resources.
The Resiliency Center has trained staff to provide advocacy and support services during regular business hours. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
After a traumatic event, adults and children alike can experience a change in how they view the world and others. Counseling services provide a safe place to develop knowledge and skills for healing and change. People sometimes manage trauma by acting as if everything is all right, even if it is not. Counseling services can improve the emotional well-being and may prevent future difficulties.
In order to seek therapeutic services at the Resiliency Center, a participant must first meet with an advocate prior to setting an appointment with a therapist. This allows the advocate to support and assess all the participant’s needs; to help mitigate any barriers (such as transportation, childcare, etc.) that may prevent them from making their appointments or receiving services; and it also helps the participant determine if therapeutic services through the Resiliency Center is appropriate for them.
Resiliency Center clinicians use evidence-based practices such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Play Therapy, and Mindfulness. Other well established treatment modalities used at the Resiliency Center include sand tray and body centered therapies. The Resiliency Center clinicians treat ages two and up, and provide individual and family therapy. All interventions can help a person to develop coping skills that help them to make sense of the trauma they experienced. Participants at the Resiliency Center can determine their own strengths and are supported as they navigate through healing.
To learn more about therapies used at the Resiliency Center, click on the following links:
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Sand Tray Therapy (used for children, adolescents, and adults)
Presentations & Professional Training
Resiliency Center staff provide presentations on basic services, mindfulness practices, and resiliency. We also offer professional training on vicarious trauma for first responders and those working with trauma survivors.
Certified staff are able to teach “Building Resilience: Surviving Secondary Trauma,” a free, 4-hour course developed by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health’s Resilience Incubator, with consultation support from the Secondary Trauma Resource Center.
The “Building Resilience: Surviving Secondary Trauma” course provides important information regarding recognizing stress and secondary trauma; the physical and emotional affects they have on your body, and most importantly, developing easy and effective coping skills to help build resiliency for both self and peer support.
By completion of the training, participants are able to define & identify secondary trauma and risk factors; describe the mind-body connection to secondary trauma in work and life; complete a variety of assessment tools; and practice, reflect upon, and develop coping skills to build resiliency for self and peer support. This is accomplished through course content that includes: challenges and barriers members face; alternatives to unhealthy coping; and a review of techniques to more effectively cope with work and life as first responders.
To find out more about our professional training or to request a speaker, please contact the Resiliency Center at 316-217-1880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.