Lesa Chandler

Job Title

Director of Professional Development, Cornerstones of Care




Foster and/or Adoptive Parents, Service Providers, Case Managers, Students, therapists

Presentation Summary:

Learn how various communities are using the ACEs study and emerging knowledge about the brain to improve their communities by reducing the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and minimizing the traumatic impact on individuals.  The potential for community impact lies in safer neighborhoods, improved mental and physical health, better educational outcomes, increased productivity in the workforce, and more. While many trauma-informed efforts are beginning in the metro area, come be a part of the initiative to combine our efforts to Make K.C. ACEs Free!



Lesa Chandler-Lesa A. Chandler has almost 30 years of experience working with children and families.  She is currently the Director of Professional Development for Cornerstones of Care in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves on the Core Team for implementing Sanctuary, a trauma-informed model of culture change.  She has been a foster parent; trained therapeutic foster parents and staff for Maryhurst in Louisville, Kentucky; directed a performance-based contracted foster care case management program; served on committees to help implement Family2Family in Jefferson County, Kentucky; and provided contract training in a variety of settings.

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