Christa Turksma is a child-clinical psychologist who received her training in The Netherlands. Before becoming a psychologist, she was a Kindergarten teacher and principal. Christa has worked on various research and intervention projects including the Fast Track Project in Seattle. Christa began providing training in the PATHS® curriculum in 1988, and has trained thousands of teachers across the US, and in Canada, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England and Australia. Christa is a co-developer of the CARE for Teachers program. She coordinates all workshops and the certification of new facilitators. Christa is very interested in further developing mindfulness based programs for people in other stressful occupations.