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Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
Heather T. Forbes is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute (BCI). She has worked in the field of trauma and healing since 1999. Heather is an internationally published author on the topics of working with children exhibiting difficult and severe behaviors, the impact of trauma on the developing child, adoptive motherhood, and self-development. Much of her experience and insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, and adoption-related issues comes from her direct mothering experience of her two adopted children and mentoring a severely trauma-impacted young adult.
Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom, by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW is a comprehensive roadmap of what it means to fully create, implement, and sustain a trauma-informed classroom from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Additionally, Classroom180 includes an assessment tool, the Classroom180 Rubric, that can be used by administrators and others specialists who support teachers on the journey of becoming trauma-informed.
"Help for Billy"
Help for Billy is a pragmatic manual to help guide educators and parents who are struggling with children impacted by trauma. Based on the concept of the neuroscience of emotions and behavior, Heather T. Forbes, LCSW provides detailed, comprehensive, and logical strategies for teachers and parents. This easy to read book, with tables, outlines and lists, clears the way for a better understanding of the true nature regarding traumatic experiences affecting the brain and learning. It is a must read for anyone working with a child in the classroom. It has become the "bible" for setting the foundation for creating a trauma-informed school.
Classroom180 Virtual Bootcamp
The Classroom180 Virtual Bootcamp is a multi-day intensive deep-dive course into the ground breaking new book Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom, by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW. The Classroom180 Framework is a comprehensive roadmap of what it means to fully create, implement, and sustain a trauma-informed classroom from kindergarten through the twelfth grade.
Classroom180 Live is a two and a half day in-person intensive training centered around the contents of Heather T. Forbes, LCSW's book Classroom180. Join this event and learn how to create the most advanced trauma-informed classroom giving teachers, administrators, counselors, mental health professionals, and many more not only the understanding of trauma but the tools, strategies, and techniques schools are seeking to help struggling students.
Trauma Informed School Conversations (TISConversations) is a podcast series to give you the free support you need during this pandemic. Each session's topic is a relevant subject with an in-depth discussion that goes beyond the surface solutions everyone else is giving. Join Heather as she interviews special guests to pull back the curtain on the challenges brought on as a result of a once in a one-hundred -year event.