Chaplain Kelvin Foster is a former Fire Fighter EMT, Navy Hospital Corpsman, Retiree from the Veterans Administration, additionally he’s a Board-Certified Chaplain, a Christian Crisis Trauma Specialist through the American Association of Christian Counselors AACC, has received the designation of Diplomat through the American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
He service his community as a Health and Public Safety Chaplain with several organizations e.g. American Red Cross, Regional Disaster Spiritual Care Advisor for Central & SW Florida, North River Fire District, member of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Critical Incident Management, Hospital Chaplain at a Level II Trauma Center. He is the author of an (upcoming) "Field Guide for Trauma Informed Chaplaincy." In the first responder’s community, he is quickly becoming recognized as a subject matter expert for dealing with trauma and mental health wellness/peer
support. Chaplain Foster has survived an ACEs Score of 9 and has found that service to others has led to Post Traumatic Growth. Although Chaplain Foster is not officially certified with EFT, he has participated in a yearlong Master Class for mental health professionals who responded to the Parkland School shooting with Lori Leyden, Ph.D. and completed several other trainings with established trainers. Combined with his extensive life/work experience, Chaplain Foster
continues to meet the needs of students, first and second responders and patients he sees at the level two trauma center that he serves at. He calls EFT Tapping as "one of the several tool in my tool kit" as he shares basic EFT with students, and within his first responder community as an evidence-based self-care tool.