3.5 hours total for up to 30 people


Adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress are impacting a majority of children and their parents. The prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress will be presented in this interactive training. The impact will be described with current research on the science of neurosequential brain development and the stress response cycle in the body.

Video examples, real life personal and professional stories, and discussion will facilitate learning and engagement.

Participants will be challenged to change their thinking about children’s behavior and begin to question not what is wrong with the children, but what happened to them. The focus will be on modifying a child’s physiology which is the cause of the behavior, not just changing the behavior.

6.5 hours total for up to 30 people


This 6.5 hour training will present the foundational information of the 3.5 hour training along with time for practice and coaching for skill development.

Specific strategies will be described that can be immediately utilized in the classroom or at home. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice strategies and games that work with the neurophysiology of behavior instead of against it. Additionally, participants will be given tools and coached through scenarios on the effective handling of children’s behavior.

Professional Learning Community Facilitation

(up to 2 hours) for up to 10 people


Building on the foundation of the 3.5 and 6.5 hour training sessions, participants will engage more deeply in the science and strategies to manage and modify physiology, change behavior, and increase academic progress. Participants will engage in a didactic session and then be asked to share and discuss examples of classroom incidents, challenges, and successes. It is recommended that Professional Learning Communities occur about every 6-8 weeks throughout a school year.

Professional Learning Community topics include:

  • Felt Safety as a Predictor of Behavior
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Positive Behavior Support and Discipline
  • Restorative Practices and Community Building
  • Resilience and Creating Hope for the Future

Parent Summits

(2 hours) for up to 20 people


Parents have the greatest impact on a child’s development, beginning from infancy and far beyond. Often parents face stressors that make connecting and relating to their children challenging, and when children engage in disruptive and harmful behavior parents may begin to feel ill equipped.

Summits are designed to both educate and support parents. The host is encouraged to provide a meal during which relationships and sharing will be facilitated. Parents will then engage in an interactive session that will give them insight into the science of “why” their children are behaving in certain ways, and hope that these challenges can be overcome.

Parents will be given hope when they realize that there are actions that they can take that will change children’s physiology, the ultimate cause of their behavioral challenges. The demand for compliance will be released. Parents will walk away feeling empowered and renewed.

It is recommended that Parent Summits be held about every 8 weeks during the school year.

Parent Summit Topics include:

  • Emotions and Behavior
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Positive Behavior Support and Discipline
  • Resilience and Hope for the Future

Parent summits may be stand-alone supports for your community or may be combined with trainings and professional learning communities. When combined, emphasis will be placed on consistency and communication between home and school and the effective utilization of tools and strategies across environments.


Consultation can occur on site or by phone/Facetime/Skype


Customized Programs

Please contact us to discuss how our programs can be customized to meet your needs.

Materials presented during training sessions will be made available digitally to participants at no additional cost. Hard copies or fully assembled tools may be purchased separately.