SCM Europe Staff

Kirsti Bridgewater

SCM Europe Manager

Kirsti has over 30 years’ experience, commencing her career working with young people with communication support needs associated with complex and sensory disabilities. She then supported adults in an NHS acute psychiatric setting for 13 years, prior to joining Kibble Education and Care Centre where she began a rewarding career in the specialist child and youth care charity, empowering young people through care, education and support to grow and develop. Kirsti has been a principal trainer for SCME for many years and for the past 6 years has been the SCME manager. The role gives her a platform to empower others to provide respect, belonging and love through a therapeutic, trauma-informed approach for those who have experienced adversity and potentially traumatic events in their lives. Kirsti has a master’s in Advanced Residential Childcare and completed the phase 1 certificate as a clinician in Bruce Perry’s, Neuro Sequential Model of Therapeutics.

Charley Cheek

Director of Training, JKM Training Inc

Charley has a vast career spanning over 40 years. He spent over 30 years in residential youth care acting as Director for Residential Services at both Mary Hurst and Brooklawn Youth Services in Louisville, Kentucky. Charley’s enthusiasm for the training programme and skill as an instructor led him to become the first training associate for JKM training Inc, SCME founder. Charley has been the lead force for JKMs international expansion initiatives. When Charley is not on-stage training SCME, he is called upon regularly to consult on crisis behaviour management policy and regulatory issues, as well as presenting at national and international conferences. He is currently the Director of Training for JKM training Inc and mentors all SCME Instructors. He is well respected by all.

Patricia Killoran

SCM Europe Principal Trainer

Patricia has vast experience and combined knowledge of the care sector. She has predominantly worked with young people and children with complex needs and who have experienced adversity in their lives. Her career trajectory has spanned over twenty-four years, incorporating roles from service management in the residential houses at Kibble Care and Education Centre to Learning and Development Advisor /Trainer, with SCM being her subject matter expertise. Patricia has been a Principal SCM Trainer for four years. She demonstrates a noticeable passion for her work through her commitment to the individuals she supports. She continues to fulfil a dual practitioner role within training and Kibble's Safe Centre. This allows her a platform to coach and mentor staff, influencing a positive normative culture in the environment whilst endeavouring to support and uphold the Restraint Reduction Network Standards.