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Ms. Robin Karr-Morse

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Author, Family Therapist, Lecture...

Phone: (503) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Oregon , United States
Children's Trust Fund of Oregon
1785 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 270
Portland , Oregon 97232
United States

Company Description: The Children's Trust Fund of Oregon partners with philanthropic, community and business leaders in Oregon to ensure children are safe from abuse and families have...   more

Employment History

  • First Executive Director
    Children's Trust Fund of Oregon
  • Executive Director
    Parenting Institute
  • Founding Director
    Oregon Children's Trust Fund
  • First Executive Director
    Oregon Children's Trust Fund
  • Lecturer On the Faculty
    Brazelton Seminar
  • Licensed Family Therapist and A Lecturer
    Brazelton Seminar
  • Founding Director
    Oregon Children’s Trust Fund

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Parenting Institute


  • M.ED. , Counseling
    Lewis and Clark College
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Robin Karr-Morse - Copy ..., 24 April 2015 [cached]
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Robin Karr-Morse: Author, Family Therapist, Lecturer, and Founding Director of the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon Foundation
As a family therapist, having served more than 20 years in Oregon's education and child welfare systems, Robin Karr-Morse is committed to empowering parents and persuading policymakers to reshape social policy that supports families in building healthy children rather than continuing to build larger systems to fix broken adults. Her message, based on the emerging research, is an optimistic but urgent call to action.
Karr-Morse has drawn together the latest science in psychology, biology, neurology, and genetics to write two popular books, Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence, and Scared Sick: the Role of Early Trauma in Adult Disease. She is a popular lecturer and serves as a consultant to several states on preventive social policies designed to support families to build healthy children from the beginning of life. Read moreabout Robin Karr-Morse.
Groups meet for the good of children :: Montana Forum :: If it's happening in Montana, we're discussing it on Montana Forum, 23 Mar 2004 [cached]
The 2004 Montana Early Childhood Conference and the 13th annual Parent Expo are slated to begin Thursday and Friday, respectively, with organizers of the two events partnering to co-sponsor keynote speaker Robin Karr-Morse, co-author of "Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence."Karr-Morse, who will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the University of Montana's University Theatre, is a nationally renowned children's advocate, family therapist and founder of the Parenting Institute.She will offer a shocking but empowering message concerning the rising tide of violent behavior among children.
Karr-Morse suggests that traditional explanations of the cause of violence, such as poverty, are simplistic and allow the rest of society to distance itself from the intimate realities shaping children in homes of all classes.Instead, she argues that to trace the roots of violence, people must look much earlier - before, adolescence, before grade school - to the cradle.
"We are seeing more and more little ones shaped by factors that amount to forms of neglect and abuse that set kids up for later occurring aggression and violence," Karr-Morse said in a telephone interview Monday.
"In a child's first 33 months (including time in the womb), the brain literally builds itself from experience," she said.
A normally nurtured child - one that is picked up and soothed when he cries, one that is fed when he is hungry, one that is read to and sung to - builds a different brain than a child left to cry, a child given a propped up bottle, a child slapped from time to time by a frustrated parent, she said.
Karr-Morse will speak about research that shows how abuse and neglect during the first years of life can predispose children to violent behavior.She'll point to recent research that shows that infancy is the stage during which the foundations of trust, empathy, conscience and lifelong learning and thinking are built.
She'll discuss basic brain physiology underlying child abuse and neglect, case histories of some children who have committed violent crimes, and why she believes violent behavior is learned and cultivated in the first few months of childhood.She'll also suggest ways to prevent violence in children, including community programs and public policies that have proven effective in reducing the growing problem.
Karr-Morse, a veteran of both child welfare and public education systems in Oregon, was the first executive director of the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon, a statewide public endeavor to prevent child abuse.She designed and administered three statewide programs for families with children, including one focusing on pre-parenting in high schools, one on teen parents and one on families reported for abuse and neglect.
As founder of the Parenting Institute, she provides parents with developmental knowledge, skills and support to raise happy and healthy children.
"I've been seeing families for a lot of years and I've realized we all tend to parent as we were parented," she said.
Jolanda Ingeneeger, Doreen Auger, ..., 16 Feb 2014 [cached]
Jolanda Ingeneeger, Doreen Auger, Robin Karr-Morse, and Raul Almazar joined ACEs Connection in April.
Robin Karr-Morse, Portland, OR -- Robin is co-author of Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease and Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence. She is executive director of The Parenting Institute.
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Featured Speaker: Robin Karr-Morse
Robin Karr-Morse - Copy (2) Robin is a family therapist in private practice in Portland Oregon - a role she has maintained for 35 years. She has designed and directed three statewide programs in Oregon each of which focused on scaffolding vulnerable parents in the challenging task of building healthy children from the beginning of life. The first of these was Pre-Parenting Training, a mental health based class for juniors and seniors in Oregon high schools. The second was Oregon's Parent Training program for families involved in the child welfare system due to child abuse and neglect: she created, trained and directed the program with staff serving all 36 counties. Subsequently, Robin became the founding director of the Oregon Children's Trust Fund, the state's only funding source dedicated exclusively to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. A member of the T. Berry Brazelton seminar faculty, she was the sole paid consultant to the Oregon legislature's Children's Care Team from 1991-93, the largest interim committee ever created to redesign services for families to prevent rather than simply trying to remediate child abuse and neglect. Oregon subsequently led the nation in providing universal home visitation of all first born newborns in the state, a system that continues to show strong outcomes.
Having begun her career working with chronic juvenile felons in Oregon, Robin is the author with Meredith Wiley of "Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence" which illuminates the roots of aggressive and violent behavior as stemming from the largely unintentional early neglect or maltreatment of the extraordinarily vulnerable human brain during earliest development.
Robin has taken her understanding of earliest brain development and of the need for the protection and modulation of the immature nervous system to communities across the nation and across the world.
In 2012, Robin, with the assistance of Meredith Wiley wrote "Scared Sick: the Role of Early Trauma in Adult Disease" which explores the roots of an expanding list of diseases that are linked to chronic early emotional trauma.
Toward the goal of reducing stress and trauma in families, Robin is working with the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County and a large team of community leaders and agency administrators on a preventive mental health model called "UPP! a potential model for national replication. The launch of the program occurred in early January, 2015 following the release of a community- wide assessment of trauma that revealed alarming rates of adverse childhood experiences across all layers of society in Memphis. The goal of the model is to complement the current model of pediatric care for physical health with a parallel system for helping parents protect emotional and behavioral health.
Robin is married to Colin for thirty- four years and is the mother of four children, one adopted, three biological; she is the grandmother of four. This she considers her most challenging and most rewarding role.
Southern Minnesota Initiative ..., 12 April 2006 [cached]
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, along with sponsors College of Education - Minnesota State University Mankato, Federated Insurance, Rosen's Diversified, and Smith Barney - Bill Hankerson, invites everyone who cares about children to attend a powerful presentation by nationally renowned children's advocate and author Robin Karr-Morse.
In her book, Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence, Karr-Morse reveals and interprets the nature of human development and the shaping of our personalities from our earliest days.Her research, conclusions, and proposed solutions bring a necessary reality check to our early childhood understanding and practices.
Robin Karr-Morse was the first executive director of the Oregon Children's Trust fund, a statewide public endeavor to prevent child abuse.She also served as a consultant to Dr. Brazelton's Touchpoints Program and is a lecturer on the Brazelton Seminar Faculty.She is a family therapist in Portland, Oregon, a wife, a parent, adoptive parent, stepparent, formerly a foster parent, and a grandmother.
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