Dr. Staves is active in our community as an advocate to
prevent child abuse and neglect and also to support restorative justice.
Dr. Staves currently serves as chair on the board of the Missouri Children's
Trust Fund, which is Missouri 's foundation for child abuse prevention.
Dr. Staves is also a therapist specializing in psychological trauma and
attachment in children and adults. Her interests include child development,
specifically emotional and brain development, and social issues impacting
children and society.