As a teacher or administrator, every day you are asked to do more with less.  Added to that climate are the consistently perplexing needs of children with trauma histories and those with other unique challenges.  Schools need assistance that is strategic, practical, research-based, and drives student achievement.

Based in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, Janie Dickens, M.Ed., NBCT (’06-’16) is a national speaker on the topics of trauma-informed teaching and learning, helping teachers more effectively connect with parents, and bridging the gap between home and school.

She can offer one-time professional development or a series of sessions geared toward introducing your faculty to brain-based, trauma-informed schools. Some popular topics include:

  • An Introduction to Brain-Based, Trauma-informed Teaching
  • ACEs: Their impact on the brain, learning, and teaching
  • A “Bottom-Up” Approach to Teaching: Helping Kids “Up-shift”
  • Don’t Poke the Bear: Strategies that Work with Kids Who Live in Survival
  • Handing over the Reins to Regulation: Teaching Kids to Self-Regulate

A key component of our services are our parent seminars, designed to engage parents in the process of becoming trauma-informed and brain-based.  Click below for a sample from our “Harmony in My House” seminar designed specifically for mothers who are struggling at home with some of the same challenging behaviors you are seeing at school.  This wrap-around support is a key component to meaningful change!

Please contact us at for more information about our professional development opportunities.

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Harmony in my house session outlines

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