Rose Cratsley

Rose Cratsley is the founder and CEO of Ivy Child International, a nonprofit that develops and facilitates mindfulness-based health education programs for urban children and communities from across the globe. As a child specialist and educator, her research interests range from applied positive psychology and mindfulness-based learning with children/youth to international issues such as overcoming devastation and trauma, as well as urban challenges. Her professional experiences have led her to partnerships with UNICEF and World Vision. The Worcester Business Journal honored Rose as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in Central Massachusetts in 2010;  one of the “Young Leaders pioneering global social change” in 2011; one of the “Top 12 People Making a Difference in Central Massachusetts” in 2012; and named her one of the “Women Leading in Central Massachusetts” in 2013–14.  Rose is leading the City of Boston’s Healing the Healers initiative, implementing mindfulness and movement to the Boston Public Schools and Health and Human Services divisions.

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