PMP343: Supporting Resilience with Dr. Brooke Tuttle

William D. Parker and guest Dr. Brooke Tuttle discuss supporting students and staff through difficult times in this week's episode of the PMP.

Brooke McQuerrey Tuttle serves as the Director of the Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University. The mission of the Center for Family Resilience is to strengthen university and community capacity to prevent risk and promote resilience for individuals and families across Oklahoma by connecting research and practice. In her role at the Center, Brooke leads community-based research and translational science initiatives around topics of youth development, offender reintegration, health disparities, and children’s mental and behavioral health prevention. 

She received her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri and holds a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from OSU. Dr.Tuttle’s research focuses broadly on topics of youth development as well as risk and resilience for police officers and law enforcement families. She also partners with local and state entities on school-based prevention programming to promote positive mental and behavioral health outcomes for students in Oklahoma. Prior to joining the OSU Center for Family Resilience, Dr. Tuttle gained experience in government and non-profit sectors through direct and indirect support of individuals and families impacted by justice system involvement to include youth group homes, juvenile corrections settings, juvenile diversion and delinquency prevention programming, and federal probation and pretrial services. 

She currently teaches courses on adolescent development and family risk and resilience at Oklahoma State University. In addition to her work at OSU, Brooke is passionate about promoting first responder wellness through board engagement with first-responder supporting organizations to include the Warrior’s Rest Foundation and The Bench Foundation, formerly known as the Trooper Leon Bench Foundation.

In this episode, we explore:

  • What led Dr. Brooke Tuttle into her current work in supporting family resilience and what motivates her
  • How OSU Center for Family Resilience and its services provide assessments, technical assistance, and professional development for schools.
  • Ways they are currently servicing schools, and how schools inside and outside of Oklahoma may be able to connect with similar services.
  • The trends she sees on the horizon for supporting student and family well-being, and how those trends may influence the ways you serve schools.
  • Lessons learned in the concept of moral-injury among law enforcement that may also apply to educators.
  • The importance of cross-section collaboration in serving school communities.
  • And so much more!

Listen-in the episode for even more takeaways! You can learn more about the Center for Family Resilience by visiting their website.

Here’s a helpful video about the work at the Center!

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