Jodee Kulp

Jodee Kulp is committed to 
excellence and integrity in her business, 
her personal life and her family. 
Her professional, family and child advocacy 
experiences includes:
 

PUBLISHER

  • Tiny Titan, Ann Yurcek (2006)

  • Olivia's Story, Mary Hagen Rawson (1995)

AUTHOR

  • Project SOS Curriculum Co-authored with Karen Johnson, Thunder Spirit Lodge for MOFAS, 2003
  • Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury, Better Endings New Beginnings, 2002, Second Edition March 2004
  • The Best I Can Be, Living with Fetal Alcohol, by Liz and Jodee Kulp, Better Endings 2000, 2004
  • Families at Risk, Better Endings New Beginnings, 1993  
  • Journey to Life, Hazelden, 1986, 1991
  • Editor, MN Foster Care Association --1999-present, News and Views Our Families

Selected Published Articles

  • 1995 -- "In Whose Best Interest, Dispelling the Myth:Fos-Adoption Encourages Healthy Growth"
  • 1996 --  Collaborative Court Project on Foster Adoption  Jodee Kulp/Dorothy Bodlovick
  • 1999 -- Today is the Day 9.9.99 1st International FASD Day
  • 2002 -- United We Stand, Marriage and Adoption, www.adopting.org
  • 2002 -- Mo'Angels is Makin's a Difference - Iceberg
  • 2003  --  10 FAScinating Ideas to Help a Multi-Labeled Child   MNASAP Voices
  • 2004 --  Stepping Stones Turning over the Realities of a FASD Diagnosis, Fostering Families Today
  • 2004 --  15 Tips for Lift Off for Persons with FASD, Kulp/Buer-Thompson, MNASAP, Voices

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BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

  • Better Endings New Beginnings, 1986-present, committed to making healthy connections for families and children living, loving and learning through trauma and crisis.
  • Owner, Digital Design, 1996 present. Jodee stepped off the fast track, and took a select client base with her to deliver high quality, affordable services from a virtual studio based in her home.
  • Owner, Graphic Arts Services, 1978-1996. Jodee managed, designed or created over 35,000 projects from personal identity programs to 1200 page manufacturing catalogs for over 450 clients including: corporations, travel wholesalers, government, non-profit, and educational organizations. During this time was active in community advocacy issues and spoke nationally and internationally on entrepreneurship and business integrity.

PRESENTER/KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

  • Verbal Abuse Workshops (1999 to present)
  • FASD There is Hope (2002 - present)
  • Creative Learning Strategies for children with FASD (2001 to present)
  • FASD What Families Need (2006 to present)
  • Life in the FASDlane (2003 to present)
  • Honor the Least (2005) (Approved culturally appropriate speaker for Minnesota Chippewa Tribe)
  • Allegations Prevention and Survival (1995 present)
  • Allegations and FASD (2005)

COMMUNITY CHILD ADVOCATE AND LOBBYIST

  • Manager: MoAngels, Teen Urban Girl Group www.moangels.com
  • Author: Designated Care Giver Law, State of Minnesota, 1996 (adapted to Standby Caregiver Law in 2001)
  • Lobbyist/Testimony: New MN Child Protection Investigative Standards Law 1994-1996
  • CHILDREN'S/FAMILIES ISSUES
    • 1979-1991       Hennepin County Foster Parent
    • 1984-1985       Ms. Minnesota Wheelchair, Board of Directors
    • 1984-1988       EAP Committee Successful development and
                            execution of the "Responsible Hosting Program for
                            the Business Community"  
    • 1984-2002       International Exchange Student Program
                           Students from Sweden, Germany, Norway, Czech                      Republic, Brazil
    • 1989-1999       Sunday School Teacher
    • 1992               MN Foster Care Outstanding Commitment to
                            Children Award
    • 1984-1999       RAP Resources for Adoptive Parents Board
    • 1994-2001       Girl Scout Leader  (Everyday Hero Award)
    • 2000-2006       MOFAS Board of Director (Rainbow Award 2004)
    • 2001-2005       MOFAS SOS Parent Advisory
    • 2001-2003       Advisory Board 4 State FASD Consortium 
    • 2003-2003       Kinship care provider for urban student
    • 2003-2004       Minnesota Foster Doll Project
    • 2004-2005       Minnesota Allegation State Task Force
    • 2004-2006       Dog Scout

BUSINESS AWARDS:

  • 1986 International Entrepreneur of the Year, International Council of Small Business
  • Best of Show, First Place and Honorable Mentions in National design and typography competitions
  • 1986 Minnesota Outstanding AVTI Graduate
  • Who's Who in Professional and Executive Women
  • International Book of Honor for distinguished service to Profession

BUSINESS COMMUNITY POSITIONS HELD:

  • North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce, 1980-1988;
    Board member 1984-1988
  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Various Committees 1982-1989
  • Governors Council for Small Business Minority Leaders, 1985-1988
  • 2010 Futures Program of the City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, chair

TEACHER

  • Home school teacher special needs FAS/E student      1997-2001, 2003
  • Art Teacher K-4 Northern Lights Cooperative,                1998-1999
  • Developed Art of the Masters Curriculum                     1998-1999

  

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