We use and borrow from the very best. See below to learn about some of our favorite topics, thought-leaders, and curriculum. If you have ideas on how to improve our training program, or know of some great community trainers, please let us know.
Trauma Free World is a community of people dedicated to helping children around the world heal from childhood trauma." They bring together some of the best content into 7 innovative modules that we regularly teach during pre-service & ongoing training
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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is one of our absolute favorite healing modalities. The heartbeat of TBRI is connection. Two of our trainers, Elisha and Denise, have each utilized TBRI for 10 years with their 7 and 9 children, respectively. TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.
Dr. Nadine-Burke Harris
Nadine-Burke Harris is a pediatric medical doctor who realized medical issues are so often connected to contextual toxic stress. She created the Center for Youth Wellness where she brings together leading interventionists to help the community heal. Her famous TED Talk is worth a listen and book, "The Deepest Well" is worth a read, they are transformative.
Dr. Bruce Perry
Dr. Bruce Perry is a neuroscientist who researches childhood trauma, both it's effects and healing interventions. His team created the Child Trauma Academy and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). His book, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, is very well-written and accessible to the everyday reader. We regularly consult and are trained by a highly trained NMT practitioner.
Bessel Van Der Kolk
Bessel Van Der Kolk is a trauma-focused psychiatrist that is best known for his landmark book, The Body Keeps the Score. He draws together a lot of collaborative research to teach us how trauma is embodied and how through different movement & body work, combined with therapy and healthy attachment, can help people heal through body-based interventions.