Post Traumatic Growth Programs

The Foundation shall support the implementation of healing programs that are focused on furthering the development of PTG research and implementation of programs to connect to those in need.


  • The Foundation’s efforts to expand the opportunities for new and exciting programs that foster personal growth for individuals healing from a Trauma shall be under the supervision and control of Dr. Taku. Because of Shelby’s passion and dedication to post traumatic growth the Foundation will begin to evaluate other programs to support for veterans, animal therapy, cancer survivors, immigrants and various other programs that promote post-traumatic growth.Additionally, the Foundation shall facilitate scientific research in the area of post-traumatic growth and resiliency, and to maintain active and productive research programs to better understand and assist people in moving forward after trauma. Shelby’s unique skill set and passion for preparing and presenting statistical analysis to prove theories shall always remain a prerequisite for any programs to provide greatest likelihood of creating successful programs.
  • Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, has opened a new course Winter 2020 on Post-Traumatic Growth. See OU registration.
  • The SJS Foundation is committed to establishing The Willows Healing Center to inspire and strengthen individuals suffering from a traumatic event by providing programs and resources to restore and empower the mind, body and spirit. We will bring awareness to the latest advancements in post-traumatic growth and will strive to create an environment to foster compassion and promote healing for all those in need.