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Kirsti Bridgewater

Name: Kirsti Bridgewater

Position: SCM Manager

Biography:

I have worked across a variety of care settings over a 25-year period from acute psychiatry to residential child care and more recently secure care. Throughout this timeline, I have been afforded opportunities to gain knowledge and experience which has allowed me to have a sound theory base whilst informing my practice for the benefit of the service users that I work with.

I have been a Principal Trainer for Safe Crisis management for several years with me now fulfilling the role of manager of Safe Crisis Management Europe.

I am currently undertaking a MSc in Advanced Residential Childcare having already complete all units at Strathclyde University. I have also completed modules and the training for trainers in Life Space Crisis Intervention and Social Pedagogy through University of West of Scotland.

I am a clinician in Bruce Perry’s, Neuro Sequential Models of Therapeutics which identifies the effects of trauma on brain development. This in effect provides the basis for the interventions necessary within care plans to provide nurturing and enriching opportunities for our young people to thrive in care settings.

I have presented at Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice conferences sharing my knowledge and experience of Working with Females.

I have been afforded the opportunity to visit America and Canada whilst being involved in a trauma informed study group.

Name: Patricia Killoran

Position: SCM Principal Trainer

Biography:

I have worked in the Care Sector since 1990. Initially, working in the community for Pearce Institute in Govan, caring for people in the community.

I then progressed to working with Psycho -geriatric patients in Leverndale Hospital for a brief time. Thereafter, I completed an HNC in Social Care and through carrying out a placement, I found where I thought I could make more of a difference and that was in Residential Child Care, working with troubled and disadvantaged youth. I also completed an SVQ IV IN Social Care and Level 3 Award in Education and Training respectively.

Since 1995 I have been trained in SAFE CRISIS MANAGEMENT as a participant and in the past ten years I have invested in developing and honing my skills to attain my status of Principal Trainer accredited by The British Institute for Learning Disability.

Caroline Mullen

Name: Caroline Mullen

Position: Administrator

Biography:

Joined the organisation in February 1999 and have vast knowledge and experience within an administration background. I joined the SCM Europe department in November 2013 and duties include data entry of all SCM paperwork into various databases. I co-ordinate and schedule SCM training for all staff.

Name: Gemma Gallacher

Position: Part-time Administrator

Biography:

I have provided administrative assistance within the SCM Europe department for almost two years. My role includes processing all relevant paperwork for the SCM department as well as recording the use of physical and non-physical SCM techniques within the organisation and providing statistical information on this.

Charley Cheek

Name: Charley Cheek

Position: JKM Training Liaison

Biography: Charles H. Cheek Jr., MS is the Chief Executive Training Officer for JKM Training, Inc. Mr. Cheek trains the Safe Crisis Management program for human service agencies and schools throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the U.S. territory of Guam. Mr. Cheek has spent twenty-five years in Residential Youth Care acting as Director for Residential Services at both Maryhurst (adolescent girls) and Brooklawn Youth Services (emotionally troubled youth) in Louisville, Kentucky. He is called upon regularly to consult on policy and regulatory issues related to restraint and seclusion. He is also an experienced presenter at national and international conferences.

Charley Cheek

Name: Joe Mullen Sr

Position: President JKM Training, Inc

Biography:

Retired from State of Pennsylvania – 30 years of service with various juvenile justice agencies indicated below.

  • Director of Correctional Training, Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research (CJJTR) at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA (1986 – 1999)
  • Director of Training, Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission, (JCJC), at CJJTR, Shippensburg University and JCJC State Office, Harrisburg, PA (1982-1986)
  • Juvenile Court Consultant, Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission, Harrisburg, PA (1980-1982)
  • Program Director, Loysville Youth Development Center, Loysville, PA (1976-1980)
  • Various Positions – Cottage Supervisor – Unit Supervisor – Intake Supervisor – Director of Diagnostic Program, Loysville Youth Development Center, Loysville, PA (1969-1976)