As co-director of the Midwest Trauma Services network Frank Grijalva is involved in consultation and education for more than a dozen agencies in Iowa and Nebraska as well as several agencies nationally and internationally. Frank Grijalva has a BS in psychology with an emphasis on disaster mental health and a Master's of Science degree in Public Health with a focus on child mental health.
As a clinical programming consultant for these agencies he has spent the last several years introducing and training selected trauma informed evidence based practices as well as designing innovations specific to at risk children in Iowa, Florida, Illinois, South Dakota, Nebraska and Alaska.
As a senior consultant and senior trainer for the International Trauma Center an operational partner with the Harvard school of Disaster Medicine, Frank has trained clinicians from Nepal, Jordan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Sudan, in addition Frank responds to United States disasters such as Hurricane Katrina as part of a core emergency response team to stabilize child populations in the aftermath of traumatic events.
Frank managed safety and logistics for clinicians and federal employees working at ground zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
Ranae continues to be active in MTSN programming and while she has transitioned to another vital role for children in Iowa she continues to develop milieu’s and programmatics and train TIC principles for the MTSN. Ranae has spent the last 9 years career in direct care and supervision of children who are struggling with mental health and behavioral health issues. Her understanding of the children she serves was innately trauma informed from the beginning. Ranae has been active in the development of trauma informed programming for residential children in Iowa and Nebraska and taking the lead in facilitating evidence based practices. Ranae is a trained trainer of CBI and has trained hundreds of staff in the philosophy of Trauma Informed Care.