Transformed Relationships Relaciones Transformadas
Promoting healing and thriving for families, communities and organizations.
“Kintsukuroi is the name of the art of repairing pottery with gold. It treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise and be ashamed. Embracing the flaw of imperfections in life itself and coming back stronger in the weaknesses. This is a metaphor for porcelain patterns reflecting that life is beautiful and fragile”.
The Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold. It treats the breakage and repair as part of the history of the object rather than something to disguise”.
Similarly, Transformed Relationships – Relaciones Transformadas mission is to embrace the challenges in order to support the transformation through relationships. Supporting transformation from within to become precious; healing of individuals, families, communities and organizations through relationships.
Trauma - Informed Care Training
Given the prevalence of trauma in our communities, countries and the world how do you create environments for individuals and communities to thrive?
Trauma – Informed Care training will offer leaders of organizations and communities ways of applying principles of being trauma – informed in order to create thriving environments for staff, community members and customers.
“Training organizational leaders and staff in becoming Trauma – Informed in order to create thriving environments for staff and customers”.
A space for staff providing direct services to community members to explore and reflect on the impact of their work on themselves in order to show up authentically and provide the best services for communities.
“Provide clinical supervision/consultation by creating a safe space for staff providing direct services to explore and reflect on the impact of their work on themselves in order to provide culturally sensitive, strength-based services”.
Support parents and caregivers to be bigger, stronger, wiser and kind as they navigate the stages of parenting and caregiving.
“The following Evidence Based Practices are available:
* Child Parent Psychotherapy
* Circle of Security Parenting
* Positive Parenting Program”
Rowena Mudiappa was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and later immigrated to Oak Park, Illinois with part of her family. Growing up in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, she learned about the power of community and the impact of trauma on communities. This led her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her interest in learning more about the person in context led her to study Social Work at the University of Chicago, specializing in trauma and violence prevention.
Following graduate school, Rowena’s faith took her to western Michigan where she was introduced to the world of Infant Mental Health, learned about conducting home visits, developed a keen eye in observing parent-child relationships and was endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist. A few years after, her desire to continue growing in her faith took her to North Carolina. There, Rowena was trained in the Healthy Families America model, Circle of Security Parenting and Child Parent Psychotherapy. She continued to learn various Evidence-Based Practices to support and strengthen parent-child relationships, it was during this work that she witnessed the power of relationships to heal from trauma.
Witnessing the impact of the work with families and seeing the growing need for Spanish speaking mental health providers, led Rowena to pursue a long-term personal goal to provide services in Spanish. Following her training in Spain she returned to North Carolina, provided HealthySteps model to Spanish speaking families in a pediatric clinic and trained medical providers, clinical and non-clinical staff in Trauma-Informed Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Social-Emotional development of children.
Rowena currently provides support to Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded agencies across the US and US territories, working to increase access to services and standard of care for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.
Rowena feels fortunate to continue supporting families and children have strong relationships, heal from trauma and thrive. She leans on what she has learned from the POWERFUL lessons that families and children have taught her and is committed to learning alongside many of those who have gone before in this work.
Rowena is honored to be an Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical who provides training to organizations to be transformed in becoming trauma-informed, to provide reflecting supervision/consultation to staff and provide parenting support so that individuals, families, organizations and communities can heal and thrive.