WHO WE ARE
Children 911 Resources is an organization developed to empower YOU. Composed of psychologists, behavioral therapists, and educators, we are dedicated to providing adults with the tools necessary to help children cope with life-changing events. Ranging from natural disasters such as earthquakes, to divorces or the loss of a loved one, our company provides self-help and crisis coping kits to guide both children and adults through stressful times in life. Our kits provide the essential information, materials, and activities necessary to help children cope with sudden loss or change.
Children 911 Resources is dedicated to ensuring high-quality services to both children and families. Early support for behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs have a positive impact on very young children. Strengthening the mental well-being of parents and families also leads to improved outcomes for their children. Therefore, a key goal for Children 911 Resources is to support social and emotional wellness for all children and families.
Children 911 Resources is here to provide parents and adults who work with kids solutions that are effective, affordable, and easy to implement. Our kits guide parents and educators through various coping strategies in order to help foster resilience and strength in their children.
Parents, caregivers, and teachers are children’s primary sources for learning. Children learn about the world from us. Through our reactions and guidance, we teach children how to react to the world around them and to life’s circumstances.
Our self-help crisis coping kits equip parents and educators with the tools they need to effectively get children to open up and heal. We guide adults through the process of addressing a child's social and emotional needs before the problem escalates. This tactic of early counseling enables children to receive the support they need right away so that they can develop without traumas or difficulties holding them back.
Bio of author Shoshana Wheeler
Shoshana Wheeler, MA is an award-winning educator and counselor. After receiving her Masters of Science Degree in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University, she trained with The Ojai Foundation Center for Council to bring the forum of council to students, families, and individuals.
Currently, Shoshana is a school counselor in the Las Virgenes Unified School District and at a charter school in Ventura, CA. She is also a certified parent educator through the Echo Center of Los Angeles and teaches compassionate Parenting in Ventura County. She received the Ventura County SELPA Golden Bell Award in 2003 and was Teacher of The Month for the CVUSD in April 2004.
For the last 15 years, Shoshana has been a practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, also known as compassionate communication. She leads workshops for both individuals and couples in Nonviolent Communication and The Way of Council, two of the most powerful communication tools available today. With extensive training in Restorative Justice, she also uses this model with students and families to resolve conflicts and bring healing to tension filled situations.
Bio of author Irit Almog
Irit Almog, MA, LMFT is a Psychotherapist, Certified Disaster Mental Health Response Specialist, trainer, author, educator and a mother, providing high quality care to children and the adults in their life.
After witnessing the traumatic effects that disasters can have on a child’s emotional wellness, she made it her life mission to empower parents and educators with the tools to support themselves and the children’s in their lives. Irit wrote the book “When the Ground Shakes” and self-help crisis coping kits that guide children through stressful life changing events.
Irit travels the world, training and teaching teachers and adults how to provide support to themselves and to children in the wake of unpredictable disasters such as earthquakes. Irit’s “When the Ground Shakes” book and workbooks are highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular and kid-friendly, addition to any family, preschool, elementary school and community libraries. The book entertains children while it shows them how to understand and master their feelings in an unpredictable event such as an earthquake.