Schools' IFS Council Convened
Toward its goal of promoting the lens and language of inner parts and Self leadership in schools, and building on two funded projects, the Foundation has tapped a team of IFS practitioners and school executives to serve in an advisory capacity, counseling the Foundation on next strategic steps.
The Advisory IFS-in-Schools Council, convened by Board Member Sady Kim-Singh, MSW, LCSW, and Executive Director Toufic Hakim, PhD, has been meeting every three weeks. The Council is exploring various points of entry for introducing IFS-oriented programs in schools, with a focus on supporting adults and enhancing school climate. The goal is to identify effective ways to build on existing successes and recommend pathways forward.
The Foundation is grateful to Council Members Eugenia Acuña, MPHE, ACC (Restorative Practice Trainer & Coach); Barbara Adams, MA (Former School Principal); Ralph Cohen, PhD (University Professor & Lead IFS Trainer); Rodger Goddard, PhD (Chief Psychologist & Author of IFS for Teachers Manual); Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, LICSW-CP (Certified IFS Therapist & Play Therapist Supervisor); Jennifer Krizan, MA, LMFT, LICSW (School Counselor); and Kathryn Serino, EdD (Former School Principal & Superintendent) for their involvement and contributions.