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Heather  Larkin

Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare

adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and ACE consequences, including substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; Restorative Integral Support (RIS), including Healthy Environments and Relationships That Support (HEARTS), meditation interventions, and emerging practices; Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR); Post-Trauma Wellness; intergenerational and lifespan perspectives; aging

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Heather Larkin facilitates the implementation of “Restorative Integral Support” (RIS), which draws on Integral theory (Wilber, 2000) for a comprehensive, whole person response to “adverse childhood experiences” (ACE). This involves the intentional development of “Healthy Environments and Relationships That Support” (HEARTS) within which individually-oriented evidence-supported interventions (ESIs) and emerging practices can be integrated. “Service Outcomes Action Research” (SOAR), developed by Duffee (2010), evaluates the effectiveness of ESIs and brings emerging practices to research within complex agency contexts.