Secondary Trauma Resource Center
PO Box 7101
Kansas City MO 64113
Mission Statement

Strengthen individual and organizational resiliency through evidence-based training and consultation.

CEO/Executive Director Julia Westhoff
Board Chair Valeri Crenshaw
Board Chair Company Affiliation Rose Brooks
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

Strengthen individual and organizational resiliency through evidence-based training and consultation.

Background Statement
In 2011 a group of individuals came together to study this issue, through “Ladder to Leadership”, a fellowship funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conducted through the Center for Creative Leadership, and supported by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. These six women, who represented various agencies in the Kansas City metropolitan area, operated under the name Project Transformation to signify the potential that Kansas Citians have to learn and grow in the area of self-care and client service and transform the effects of secondary trauma on staff in the healthcare and social service fields.
The project received overwhelming positive attention, and, with the support of numerous Kansas City social service individuals and agencies, the project has developed into a nonprofit agency. The Secondary Trauma Resource Center, as it is now known, operates a model complete with curriculum, strategies and trainings to help agencies combat the negative effects of secondary trauma.
The Secondary Trauma Resource Center model was developed to address all levels of an agency, so that change can happen on multiple levels simultaneously. Modules include: Understanding Secondary Trauma, Self-Care, Managing Secondary Trauma through Supervision, and Organizational Interventions. Analysis of pre- and post-test training results regularly show an increase in participants’ understanding of and ability to identify ways to manage secondary trauma.
Impact Statement
  • Trained over 900 individuals from over 30 agencies
  • Grew board by 30 %.
  • Developed improved survey metrics.
  • Become evidence-based.
  • Strengthen private-public partnerships.
  • Improve retention rates in organizations where staff are exposed to trauma.
  • Continue to take part in local trauma-informed care efforts.
Needs Statement
  • Funding for organizations that would like training but cannot afford it.
  • Funding for travel to national conferences.
  • Help with marketing efforts.
  • Funding for professional development. 
  • Donations of office supplies such as ink or paper.
Service Categories
Children's and Youth Services
Single Organization Support
Government and Public Administration
Areas of Service
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
In this time of “patient-centered” or “client-centered” care, a primary piece of the equation goes unattended – the caregiver. The Secondary Trauma Resource Center was formed to provide support for caregivers – a population of the social service sector that is often ignored in order to direct more resources towards clients. Unfortunately, this is often at the peril of the health and efficacy of the organization and its mission. Staff members are often unprepared to deal with the difficulties of their job. Increasingly high case loads and decreasing resources compound this issue. Overworked and overwhelmed staff lead to high turnover rates, inefficiencies and poor quality of care.
This organization was formed at the request of numerous health care and social service agencies, who felt frustrated that there were no local resources devoted to building the capacity of organizations wishing to combat this problem. We have been truly humbled by the positive feedback we’ve received regarding our work.
Unfortunately, most organizations still lack the funding or resources to pay for this type of training. Most funders still feel compelled to fund only direct service. Many agencies have requested the training, but are unable to pay for it. It is only with the help of donors that we will be able to provide this programming. Thank you for your support – the Kansas City social service sector depends on it.
  • Secondary Trauma Training 
  • Secondary Trauma Consultation 
Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Clients will identify an increase in knowledge regarding the issue and impact of secondary trauma. Clients will indicate that the knowledge is relevant to their work. They will indicate that they plan to make at least one behavior change as a result of this knowledge.
Long-Term Success
To incorporate knowledge about secondary trauma into all aspects of agency service and employment.
Program Success Monitored By Post-surveys will indicate a positive change in the above measurements, as well as qualitative data.
Examples of Program Success
“I feel that this topic is extremely important in the field of nursing, and yet it was something I had never heard of it. Thank you!” 
“This was very helpful, eye opening and inspiring. Thank you!”
CEO Comments Now that the Secondary Trauma Resource Center has obtained its nonprofit status, we are focused on expansion and growth. We are looking for help spreading the word about our services and funding our programs. Assistance with marketing and communications, sales and business development is needed. We have a strong board and our presence in the community is growing. However, we are looking for connections in the health care field, government (Kansas and Missouri), law enforcement and other agencies that work with victims of trauma.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Julia Westhoff
Term Start May 2013
Experience Julia Westhoff has been the Executive Director of the Secondary Trauma Resource Center since it's inception in 2013. She and her board members oversaw its creation as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Fellowship. She was previously the Director of Education for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, one of the country's largest rape crisis centers. Other experience includes directing programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and volunteering in Panama for the Peace Corps. She is fluent in Spanish and a member of the Kansas City Junior League.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Paid Full-Time Staff 1
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 10
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
  • Health Care Foundation
  • Shumaker Family Foundation
  • Bloch Foundation
  • Resilient KC
  • Trauma Matters KC
  • UMKC 
Aaron Levitt Social Entrepreneur ChangemakerUMKC School of Public Affairs2016
CEO Comments The Secondary Trauma Resource Center is a fairly new organization, and is thus facing the challenges of any new nonprofit - how to raise funds, ensure sustainability, and gain recognition in the community. Secondary Trauma may not be a phrase that is recognizable to the average person, but the concept resonates with most: The work that our social service agencies do is very difficult, and it often has negative consequences on staff and clients. Our goal is to prevent secondary trauma through concrete actions on the organizational, supervisory and personal level. We need the support of the community and key stakeholders to get the word out about what we do. We thank you for your interest in this agency and your help promoting our cause. Together we can create a more supportive environment for those who do our community's toughest jobs.
Board Chair
Board Chair Valeri Crenshaw
Company Affiliation Rose Brooks
Term Mar 2016 to Mar 2019
Board Members
Ms. Krista Allen KU Hospital Endowment r
Mr David Cascio Case and Linden
Ms. Valeri Crenshaw Rose Brooks Center
Ms. Amber Eastabrooks St. Luke's Hospital
Mr Keith Gary KC Area Life Sciences Institute
Mrs Christine Ladner KS Attorney Generals Office
Mrs. Kelli Ramey H & R Block
Mrs Stephanie Siders Country Club Financial
Mrs Patti Sosa Blue Cross Blue Shield
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
CEO Comments
2017 is proving to be a pivotal year for the STRC. We are gathering outcome data to detect how well our current model works in reducing turnover and improving mental and physical health. We will also be closely monitoring the effect our program has on client outcomes. We are optimistic that the evidence-informed model on which our program is based will prove our suspicions that employee retention, mental health, and physical health will all improve. 
We are also glad to be a part of the Kansas City-wide trauma-informed care movement. Although our mission is different in that it centers on staff instead of clients, we feel that educating the community about trauma will benefit us all. 
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $125,000
Projected Expenses $125,000
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • FY 2014, 2013: Financial data was reported using Internal financial documents.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.  
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$80,587$57,488$67,495
Administration Expense$14,222$11,685$7,505
Fundraising Expense$0$130$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.430.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%83%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$37,150$0$0
Current Assets$30,150$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,926$0$0
Total Net Assets$35,224$0$0
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities15.65----
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City $67,500
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Comments As we begin our fourth year of operation we are looking forward to diversifying our funding stream and building sustainability. We are incorporating more fee-for-service clients, soliciting more individual donations, and approaching savvy funders who understand that funding this agency makes financial sense for nonprofits, as well as increasing the quality of care those nonprofits provide.
Organization Name Secondary Trauma Resource Center
Address PO Box 7101
Kansas City, MO 64113
Primary Phone (913) 669-3086
CEO/Executive Director Julia Westhoff
Board Chair Valeri Crenshaw
Board Chair Company Affiliation Rose Brooks
Year of Incorporation 2013