Dr. Kathryn Janene Adams is a co-founder and the executive director of Lidè.
A specialist in the psychology of teaching and learning, and Education in Emergencies, Dr. Adams has worked in crisis and conflict zones worldwide. Prior to directing Lidè, Dr. Adams was a tenured professor and coordinator of the Writing Center and Teaching and Learning Center at Moorpark College where she was awarded “professor of the year”; she also taught educational psychology in the counseling and education graduate programs at California Lutheran University. Dr. Adams has worked as a therapist with children in foster care and their families, counseled children in elementary school settings, directed an academic support center, and facilitated therapeutic writing groups for veterans and for survivors of sexual trauma. She is also on the advisory board of the Mona Foundation, has served as a member of an international working group for Global Citizenship Education, is a founding team member of HST (Health Support Team), and co-created a video training series on the effects of trauma on learning which has been used within difficult to access conflict zones and. In 2011, she coordinated and co-facilitated Girls United: Haiti a project that would lead to the formation of Lidè Haiti. Kathryn Janene Adams holds a M.A. in Writing, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate in Education.
Education in Emergencies
Effects of Trauma
Safe-Space Development and Implementation
Self-Care (avoiding compassion fatigue) for Crisis and Humanitarian Workers