All Star Welcomes Two Team Members – September Newsletter

Meet Dr. Kristin Hoffman, All Star’s Chief Program Officer When you think of the exact right person whose background brilliantly aligns with All Star’s mission, Dr. Hoffman’s resume is a perfect fit. Her expertise includes working with children and families with child welfare involvement and most recently served as the director of trauma psychology at…

All Star Children’s Foundation Welcomes Two Team Members

Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., joins All Star Children’s Foundation as chief program officer and Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D., joins as All Star’s chief research officer. (Sarasota, FL) All Star Children’s Foundation has welcomed two professionals with expertise in childhood trauma and research programming to its staff: Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., and Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D. Dr. Hoffman, whose expertise…

The Devastating Effects of Childhood Trauma – July Newsletter

A child’s earliest experiences have a lasting impact on their brain development. Genes provide the blueprint, but experience builds the neural pathways. When children experience chronic trauma they learn that the world is unsafe. And when the child experiences that trauma at the hand of a caregiver, it is the worst kind of betrayal. This…

Newsletter July 2020

The Devastating Effects of Childhood Trauma A child’s earliest experiences have a lasting impact on their brain development. Genes provide the blueprint, but experience builds the neural pathways. When children experience chronic trauma they learn that the world is unsafe. And when the child experiences that trauma at the hand of a caregiver, it is…

A Dream Becomes a Reality

It was November 2017 when Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy and a few of their friends and family members gathered at 17th St in Sarasota to break ground on Graci’s long time dream – to create a safe place for children to heal from the trauma of abuse. Since that time, the 5-acre Campus of Hope and…

All Star Children’s Foundation Continues Vital Clinical Outreach and Welcomes New Clinical Team Members

Since beginning trauma-informed outpatient clinical services on April 1, 2019, All Star has treated 96 children and their families with trauma-informed, innovative therapies. The organization has also adapted quickly to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. (SARASOTA, FL) Since beginning trauma-informed outpatient clinical services on April 1, 2019, All Star Children’s Foundation has…

Newsletter: June 2020

Building Resilience Early in Life Helps Children Cope with Trauma Children who come to live on All Star’s campus have endured abuse and neglect that increases the risk of multiple health problems throughout their lifespan and hinders healthy brain development. All Star’s model tackles this problem head-on. An important component is building resilience – preparing…

Campus Picture Tour

Please Enjoy This Picture Tour of the Campus of Hope and Healing! We’ve long held in our hearts the vision of creating a safe haven for our community’s children who have been abused and neglected. But to look at the photos below taken last week by our good friend Cliff Roles, it’s hard for us…