Safe and Sound Protocol
The Safe and Sound Protocol™(SSP) is a portal to the social engagement system in the nervous system and it can have beneficial impacts on how your child interacts with you and the world. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the SSP is a five day auditory (listening) intervention designed to reduce stress and sensory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. By calming the stress response system in the body, the brain is opened to improved communication, emotional/behavioral regulation, and new learning.
The protocol consists of 5 hours of intervention administered 1 hour per day for 5 days consecutively. Based on a person’s response to intervention this schedule may be modified. The administration may take up to 20 days in rare cases. Modifications to the timing of administration of the SSP are made by the administering practitioner based on a person’s response to intervention.
Neurosequential Parent Coaching
Neurosequential Parent Coaching is a way of nurturing the development of children that matches the development and functioning of their nervous systems. When parents understand how their words, actions, and ways of interacting affect a child’s nervous system they are empowered. The sense of helplessness and hopelessness is removed.
In-the-moment responses are modeled for the parent, and the parent is supported in calming and connecting strategies that change children’s behavior and functioning.
- Complex Trauma: How the Brain and the Body respond
- Trauma-informed Education: Universal Interventions
- Trauma-informed Education: Tier 2 Interventions
- The Power of Safety: Creating Physical, Emotional, and Academic Safety in the Classroom
- Regulation, Relationship, and Rigor
- Customized professional development programming
CARES Behavior Coaching Program
Replace sticker charts and points and levels systems with a program that incorporates the biological imperatives to be in safe relationships, be seen and understood, and have an impact on the environment.
C – co-regulation The first step in building a child’s ability to manage his or her thinking and behavior
A – affect The foundation of all thinking and behavior (S. Tomkins)
R – reflection The ability to notice and consider affect and use it to inform a response
E – experience The affect and the response equals the experience which must be understood
S – self-regulation The emotional and behavioral control that occurs after CARE
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) consultation for family or district
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.