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Address: 26719 Pleasant Park Rd, Bldg C, Suite 120,
Conifer, CO 80433

Phone: 720-262-1279  | karen@childrenstraumacenter.com

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Karen Blackwell

 

 

Karen R. Blackwell, MSW, LCSW

Karen Blackwell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver and her Masters of Social Work from the University of New England. Karen’s knowledge and skill is focused on working with children whose lives have been impacted by trauma, abuse and neglect. She has over 20 years of experience and teaches locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Karen is trained in research-based treatment for children including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children. Prior to her work as a child trauma therapist, Karen worked with the FBI as a Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer, providing interviews with children, teens and adults who were victims of or witnesses to crime. She worked closely with federal, state, tribal, and international law enforcement, child protective services, medical personnel, victim advocates and treatment providers.

 

Prior to her work with the FBI Karen led the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center’s Forensic Interview and Evaluation Program. She facilitated Denver’s multi-disciplinary team that ensures a prompt and coordinated response to child victims of crime. She served on the board of the Denver Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and facilitated the Denver Child Fatality Review.

 

Karen lives in Pine, Colorado with her husband and two dogs. She loves the outdoors, cooking, hiking, health and nutrition, and sharing her life with animals.

Caroline Lynch, BSW

 

Caroline moved to Colorado in September of 2022 and will graduate with her masters in social work in August, 2023, with emphases on child welfare, youth, and families through the University of Denver . She has previous experience working within the child welfare system and is excited for continued learning regarding trauma, and trauma informed practices, through this internship with the Children's Trauma Center! In her free time, Caroline enjoys recipe testing, caring for her plants, and reading a good mystery.

 

In 2005 Kin Schilling started her first community garden, inspired by the work of Alice Waters and other leaders in sustainable living.

 

Welcoming neighbors and a nearby school to work and learn alongside her, Kin sparked a farm to school movement. Leading Cornucopia Project through 2014, Kin grew a team and built learning gardens for schools and institutions throughout the region.

 

Kin’s programs and advocacy have had an enduring impact on community health and nutrition.

 

Kin moved to Conifer, Colorado in 2020 to live closer to her children and grandkids. In 2022 she joined Karen in launching the Children’s Trauma Center (CTC). She is excited to bring her expertise and passion to the CTC Whole Health program.

Kin Shilling

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