Our mission is to provide every child and student the opportunity to be parented and taught from a place of love, ending the myth that children can only respond, learn, and bond through fear-based techniques.
Heather T. Forbes
Heather Forbes has worked in the field of trauma and healing since 1999. She is an internationally published author on the topics of raising children with 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.
Event and Program Manager
Part of the BCI team since 2007, LJ is the one who makes BCI run like the well-oiled machine that it is. From supporting every aspect of online and in-person events to maintaining the company website, there's very little LJ doesn't do to support BCI's mission. As a mom of two, LJ is getting a chance to implement what she has learned at BCI the past several years of being "behind the scenes" at BCI trainings and webinars.
Florence made the shift from helping large corporations to working with schools when she joined BCI. She now ensures that the Trauma-Informed School Conference and other BCI events run smoothly and go off without a hitch. Florence handles all aspects of the conference, from lining up speakers to working with the venue, from conference registration to on-site logistics. She’s even learning new trauma-informed skills to add to her parenting toolbox.
Office Administrator/Community Liasion
Marci started with BCI in the Fall of 2019. One of her main responsibilities is to help manage the sales of books and resources to schools and resellers. Her favorite part of working with BCI is helping parents, teachers, administrators and support staff get the information and resources they need to be successful in becoming trauma-informed.
Caitlin started working for BCI in August of 2019. Her main responsibility is to ensure orders are shipped out correctly and on time while keeping enough stock in inventory. When she's not shipping books, she is driving school buses for a nearby district or chasing after her two children.
We offer educational materials, training programs, and valuable resources for parents, professionals, and teachers working with children impacted by trauma. Most of these children have been previously diagnosed with disorders such as reactive attachment disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar/depression--the list goes on and on.
Many nationally recognized professionals accept and use more traditional fear-based and child-blaming techniques. While some of these methods may appear to help in the short term, in the long run, they simply create more fear, resistance, and shame. The result is often chaotic and unsafe homes and classrooms where children continue to spiral out of control.
Our groundbreaking approach, based on neuro-scientific research on emotions and behavior, provides a simple yet powerful way to help children with severe behavior issues--both at home and in the classroom. The BCI model has been shown over and over to provide families and schools the solution they've been looking for after years of "trying everything and nothing worked."