RISE Module 13: 

This Module is focused on the last element of the RISE Framework, Enhancements (E) defined as the experiences needed for integrating the whole person. This learning module engages participants in learning the importance of integrating body, mind, and spirit and how to create opportunities for Enhancements for when serving youth in care settings.

This module teaches participants activities that promote each personal dimension (body, mind, soul) as well as activities which support multiple dimensions. Participants will have the opportunity to use their own creativity to create new activities and interventions which enhance the overall wellbeing of youth. Participants will gain confidence in their ability to provide a wide variety of experiences for youth in care and how to intentionally schedule them through daily activities.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define 3 dimensions of person: body, mind, spirit
  • Understand importance of intentional activities promoting each dimension
  • Understand the integration of personal dimensions
  • Identify and practice creating specific activities which promote healthy living to youth in care
  • Understand how to use intention when engaging youth in activities.
CYC Competency:  Developmental Practice Methods
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Module 13 of 13

1 hour this module,
18.25 in total for all modules

Module 13 Resources

Slide Handout and
Learning Guide

Certificate of completion available

Course Lessons

Created by

Tonya Hotchkin, LMFT, RPT, CTRP-C
Vice President Clinical Services

Tonya earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Family Studies from University of Northern Iowa in 2007, and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Mercy University in 2012.

Tonya has served in a variety of positions and programs in the social services field including inpatient, community based, school based, prevention and outpatient care with her current role being the Vice President of Clinical Services at Tanager Place.

Tonya is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist and Certified Trauma Practitioner. Tonya has advanced training in Theraplay, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Sand Tray and Play Therapy. Tonya is an adjunct professor through Mount Mercy University and has been published for knowledge related to trauma and resilience. Tonya developed the RISE: Wellness and Resilience Framework and has provided a variety of speaking events related to leadership, trauma, resilience and working with children and families in the mental health field.


Jennifer Null, LMFT, RPT-S
Institute of Learning Director

Jennie serves as Director of the Meraki Institute of Learning at Tanager Place in Cedar Rapids IA. Jennie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. She has advanced training in Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Clinical Supervision, Restorative Practices, and Leadership. Jennie has presented internationally on topics related to leadership, staff development, trauma informed care, resilience, and wellbeing.

Jennie has also designed and facilitated professional development courses for school districts, non-profits, and youth and family service providers focused on the RISE: Wellness & Resilience Framework, trauma informed care, youth mental health considerations, family & parent engagement, compassion resiliency, and various leadership topics. She finds passion assisting others on their journey whether it be in a therapeutic relationship, clinical supervision and growth, facilitating highly reflective training, or mentoring.