Christy Smith is the mother of six children, ages four to nineteen. She is raising a child with autism, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, general anxiety/separation, sensory processing disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. She takes care of a physically disabled spouse. In the midst of her most chaotic moments, she discovered resilience. 

As a Parent Advocate, she has been working in local communities, hoping to use her personal lived experiences to help others. She promotes self-advocacy, recovery, and resilience. She is a survivor and thriver of domestic violence and trauma. She blogs and shares lived experiences and vulnerability to help isolated caregivers find their voice while supporting children with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and intellectual needs.

-Resilient Momma-

She relates to Sara Bareilles' song Brave. "Honestly, I wanna see you be BRAVE". 



Lived Experience:

IEP support in person or virtually, Parent and Self Advocacy and Recovery, Domestic Abuse and Trauma, Autism Spectrum, Suicidal Ideation, Homicidal Ideation, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, General Anxiety / Separation Anxiety, Sensory Processing Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, Chaos & Constant, Caregiver of Spouse- Physical Disability, Caregiver of Child- Mental Disability, Suicidal Ideation, and Homicidal Ideation. 

 

CERTIFICATIONS/COMPLETIONS:

CPPS WI (Certified Parent Peer Specialist)

Time Management

Stress Management

Strengthening Families & Systems - Trauma-Informed

Life Coach Certification (Personal Development )

WeCOPE- Interactive program to help adults cope with life stress (Mindfulness, Savoring, Positive Reappraisal, Gratitude, Goal Setting, ECT)

 

CURRENTLY SEEKING OR TRAINING:

Master Life Coach Certification (Personal Development) 

Public Speaking 

Master Coach IEP: Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (March 2024 course)