Dr. James A. Gordon President, D.C.C, DSM (1V), Psy.D, D.P.C.E, PhD


Dawn Baxter
Director, B.T.H, M.C.C Phy. A


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Vivene E. Simpson
Director, B,A. Psy. MSW


The MACEDONIA SUPPORT NETWORK Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. We believe violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions. MACEDONIA SUPPORT NETWORK recognizes that the abuses of power in society foster battering by perpetuating conditions, which condone violence against women and children. Therefore, it is the mission of MACEDONIA SUPPORT NETWORK to work for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children. MACEDONIA SUPPORT NETWORK's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of MACEDONIA SUPPORT NETWORK's caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

Our Team



Overview: Several studies indicate that one of the reasons that people seek assistance from crisis centers and other agencies in solving their problems is that their life skills are inadequate for living and working in a rapidly changing society.


Solution: The purpose of the Macedonia Support Network, is to develop, implement, evaluate and refine a model for assisting women and children to become happy, healthy and productive citizens in today and tomorrow’s society by improving their life, occupational skills, and providing for participating in a long-term support group. This project is an innovative and high-quality educational model, committed to the continued improvement of a person’s skills in the areas of life skills and occupational skills. The aim is to provide public awareness to children and help those who are hurting with the best possible level of training and support to enable them to achieve their goals and quality of life. The results of the project will be a training and developmental model that will assist individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of a modern and informational society.

This project has three primary aims. These aims are:


1. Develop and Implement a model for assisting crisis centers and other agencies to improve their clients’ abilities to adapt and improve their positive behavior that enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.


2. A second purpose of the project is to provide an opportunity for individuals to improve their occupational skills via training seminars.


3. The third purpose is to provide a long-term support group for individuals. Life Skills education is a means to empower people in challenging situations. In this project, Life Skills refers to an interactive process of teaching and learning which enables the people to acquire knowledge and to develop attitudes and skills which support the adoption of healthy behaviors. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that life skills are a critical element in definition of quality education. This project will develop methods and programs to assist crisis and work with individuals to develop and improve in all of these WHO categories.


Among the unique features of this program are:


(1) Each person will be assisted and worked with carefully within the program.


(2) A volunteer life coach and mentor will be assigned to each participant. Life coaching is about getting the very best out of someone and enabling them to make decisions that will improve their life. A life coach’s job is to work with clients to help them find answers themselves. A life Coach aims to draw out a person’s potential rather than knowledge from the outside. A monthly meeting will be held between the life coach and each person.


(3) Each person will also be assigned to a support and training group.

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Our Mission

The mission of Macedonia Support Network (MSN) is to work with women and children, to overcome a variety of life crises, and enhance the quality of life in the community through the use of individual, family, and community services in partnerships with other community based organizations. As professionals and concerned citizens, we strive to provide competent and caring treatment, education, and advocacy services that are community-based, family-focused, and women and children-centered.

Our Vision

Vision Our vision is to significantly improve the social functioning of community members and in a step by step way, restore and empower the youth to become responsible citizens and stewards of their community.


The agency provides services to women, children and families regardless of religion, creed, age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability status, or military status.

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Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education (JCCAE)

Joint Commission on Crisis and Trauma Education (JCCTE)





The Joint Commission on Crisis and Trauma Education (JCCTE) and the Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education (JCCAE) was established in September of 2007 in Harker Heights, Texas.  JCCAE/JCCTE offers congruent courses to both the faith-based and secular community, however, our emphasis is on faith-based training for chaplains, clergy, social workers, volunteers, nurses, educators, military, police, fire, EMS, hospital, communities and citizens. 


JCCTE/JCCAE is an approved Continuing Education Unit (CEU) provider through the Texas State Board of Examiners and the Texas Department of Health Department to provide certifications for Professional Counselors, Family and Marriage Therapists and Social Workers and through CLEET, Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training and have (7) TCLEOSE, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education instructors with our organization.  We are approved through the U.S. Dept. of Education and the United Nations.  

JCCTE/JCCAE is managed by a board of licensed and/or ordained non-denominational Doctors, Psychologists, Military, Emergency Service Professionals, Chaplains, Professors and Crisis Counselors instructors that upholds the highest standards; personally, professionally and spiritually.  All faiths, ethnicities, cultures, genders and educational backgrounds are welcome.


Key organizational milestones include:


  • Offered first course in March 2008 and went worldwide in 14 months.

  • Joined St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School, Purcellville Virginia in October 2008; awarded Chaplaincy Division in 2009, (specifically targeting Military Chaplains)

  • Established three “Pastoral Care and Biblical Counseling Education Foundations” in January 2008 (drug and alcohol counseling and training) 

  • Established a “Host Churches” Program in March 2009 (crisis counseling training for church congregations and communities)

  • Established a Crisis Response Team in 2009

  • Established a Board Certified Chaplain Program, in September of 2009 (21 disciplines)

  • Joined KAIROS Prison Ministry in 2009 (chaplain training to assigned prison and jail chaplains)

  • Affiliated with the Trinity Theological Seminary 2009 (offer degrees in chaplain studies and theology courses)

  • Designated a faith-based trainer for the Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana Department of Corrections in 2009 (offers scholarships and training on reentry programs)

  • Affiliated with the Wellness for Warriors Program, Hamilton Virginia and Wilson Institute, Charleston South Carolina in 2009 (soldiers and veterans resiliency training for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Joined Abundant Life Ministries, Huntsville Alabama in September 2010 (ordaining body for JCCAE)

  • Established a Clinical Chaplain Certification Program in Puerto Rico in 2010

  • Submitted PTSD Peer Defusing Course to the Pentagon and Congress for inclusion in DoD basic military training and pre-deployment training programs (pending)

  • Introduced our Military PTSD Management program in 2010

  • Introduced our PTSD Management program for Emergency Service and Hospital  Personnel 2010.

  • Offered court mandated courses in Bexar, Harris and Bell Counties 2010.(level one and level two offender)

  • Applied for Phase 1B license from Texas Department of Corrections 2012

  • In 2015 we became Approved through the U.S. Department of Education.

  • In 2016 we became part of the United Nations.


Today, courses and seminars are offered or planned for over 30 subject areas ranging from Crisis Response, Crisis Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Management, Level One and Two Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Volunteer Liability, Cultural Sensitivity, Police Officer Suicide Awareness, Critical Incident Stress Management, Ethics, Domestic Violence, Anger Management and many more courses at 21 stateside and overseas locations.


Major clients include the Department of Human Services, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Family Court, state and private sector agencies, Central Texas Council of Governments, State Department of Health, Texas State Board of Examiners and Temple College, UT San Antonio,  Texas A&M University, Stevens Institute of Technology and other locations.