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Essential workers are still qualified for child care assistance with eligible providers, regardless of income, on a case-by-case basis. Essential workers include but are not limited to emergency responders, health care providers, public health personnel, sanitation workers, child care and early childhood staff, K-12 educators, and individuals involved in the food supply chain during the pandemic. The Essential Worker application below must be used. Completed applications and required documentation must be emailed to EssentialWorker@dhs.arkansas.gov for processing.
Ms. Isis Trautman is taking on a new role that includes managing our Family Support Program and Community Parent Resource Center as Direct of Children and Family Services for Arkansas Support Network.
From Colombia, she migrated to the US in 2011. Ms. Trautman’s husband has an intellectual disability secondary to a car accident. Both she and her husband are foster parents to a 3-year-old with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ms. Trautman has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Universidad Santiago de Cali, Colombia and a M. Ed in Special Education and ABA from the University of Arkansas.
Ms. Trautman has worked for Arkansas Support Network since 2012. During her time in ASN, Ms. Trautman has worked as ABA therapist and case manager, and in 2017 became the ABA Therapy Program Director. As stated, in early 2021 she became the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services and the Project Director for the NWA CPRC.
As a nurse Ms. Trautman was in charge of coordinating and providing health care services for children and adults for intellectual disabilities and other conditions, as well as coordinating public health services for marginalized communities in Cali, Colombia.
Ms. Trautman has always been involved in staff development programs and coordination positions. Teaching and training has become one of her passions and strongholds. Since her early days in ASN, Ms. Trautman has been involved with the NWA CPRC providing interpretation services and support and consultation in the behavioral field for parents and guardians of children and youth during school conferences. Ms. Trautman currently serves in the Arkansas Association for Behavior Analysis (ARKABA) in the practitioners committee, and is a member of the RSA PTI Independent Futures that Work Regional Advisory Committee.
We are very excited about the future of our program as things shift and change to meet the needs of the children and families we serve in Northwest Arkansas. If you have any questions, or would like to wish Ms. Trautman well, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff of the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)