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Trauma-Informed

At Family Resources we ask “What Happened?” Not “What’s Wrong?”

Yes, everyone is traumatized. It does not happen to only some people. It’s not just survivors of abuse or violence or major disasters who experience trauma. Perhaps you witnessed a bad car accident on the way home from work. Possibly you or someone you care about experienced a sudden job loss or serious illness. Maybe an unexpected turn of events stirred up a painful memory?

Family Resources is a trauma-informed agency because we:

  • Realize the widespread impact of trauma and recognize paths for recovery
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in our clients, staff, collaborating partners and communities
  • Respond by fully integrating our knowledge about trauma into our policies, procedures, and practices

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Our Team

The team at Family Resources are leaders in their field who constantly seek and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches to compassionately serve families in need. More importantly, at the core of everything we do to end child abuse and treat trauma, is the value of leading and inspiring with love.

Aimee Lefevers

Executive Director, Aimee LeFevers’ desire has always been to give a voice to those whose voices are not heard. This aspiration led her to an early career as a teacher in one of California’s many under-served communities. Through Aimee’s teaching experiences, she became more aware of the need for improvement in after-school programs. In 2012, she came to Family Resources as the Senior Director of the Beverly Jewel Wall Lovelace (BJWL) Out-of-School Time program. Aimee’s direction changed the focus of BJWL from a strictly academic setting to a social and emotional out-of-school time experience. Following through with her desire to give everyone a voice, she introduced the opportunity for professional development to staff at all levels. Since becoming Executive Director in 2016, Aimee has led the way for cultural equality within the Family Resources staff and Board of Directors. She has restructured services under the Prevention, Intervention and Treatment umbrella to give the public a clearer vision of the services Family Resources provides. Aimee lends her voice not only to the children Family Resources treats, but also to her furry friends at home and beyond. A devoted animal advocate, she can be seen carrying her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Buddy, to the workplace during preschool parties and to social justice rallies. Her goal is to create a world where no child lives in fear of abuse.

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Shelli Lewis
Senior Director Human Resources

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Christine McClellan
Director of Operations & Compliance

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Brooke Generett
Director of Prevention Services

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Brian Tessmer
Director of Intervention Services

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Quincy Stephenson
Director of Treatment Services

Our Team

The team at Family Resources are leaders in their field who constantly seek and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches to compassionately serve families in need. More importantly, at the core of everything we do to end child abuse and treat trauma, is the value of leading and inspiring with love.

Aimee Lefevers

Executive Director, Aimee LeFevers’ desire has always been to give a voice to those whose voices are not heard. This aspiration led her to an early career as a teacher in one of California’s many under-served communities. Through Aimee’s teaching experiences, she became more aware of the need for improvement in after-school programs. In 2012, she came to Family Resources as the Senior Director of the Beverly Jewel Wall Lovelace (BJWL) Out-of-School Time program. Aimee’s direction changed the focus of BJWL from a strictly academic setting to a social and emotional out-of-school time experience. Following through with her desire to give everyone a voice, she introduced the opportunity for professional development to staff at all levels. Since becoming Executive Director in 2016, Aimee has led the way for cultural equality within the Family Resources staff and Board of Directors. She has restructured services under the Prevention, Intervention and Treatment umbrella to give the public a clearer vision of the services Family Resources provides. Aimee lends her voice not only to the children Family Resources treats, but also to her furry friends at home and beyond. A devoted animal advocate, she can be seen carrying her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Buddy, to the workplace during preschool parties and to social justice rallies. Her goal is to create a world where no child lives in fear of abuse.

Photo of Shelli Lewis

Shelli Lewis
Senior Director Human Resources

Photo of Christine McClellan

Christine McClellan
Director of Operations & Compliance

Photo of Brooke Generett

Brooke Generett
Director of Prevention Services

Photo of Brian Tessmer

Brian Tessmer
Director of Intervention Services

Photo of Quincy Stephenson

Quincy Stephenson
Director of Treatment Services

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Family Resources is led by a diverse, visionary board of directors dedicated to the eradication of child abuse and improving the communities we serve.

Officers 
Victoria L. Clites, President
Tracy Grajewski, Vice President 
D. Bryant Mitchell II, Treasurer
Thomas Von Lehman, Secretary 

Directors 
Joshua Cramer
Jennifer Engel
Jeremy Gracik
Judy Hannon

Mary Ann Howard
Rev. John Knight
Robert Young

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Family Resources is led by a diverse, visionary board of directors dedicated to the eradication of child abuse and improving the communities we serve.

Officers 
Victoria L. Clites, President
Tracy Grajewski, Vice President 
D. Bryant Mitchell II, Treasurer
Thomas Von Lehman, Secretary 

Directors 
Joshua Cramer
Jennifer Engel
Jeremy Gracik
Judy Hannon

Mary Ann Howard
Rev. John Knight
Robert Young