with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW

and Deanna Maki

Group B: August 4, 6, & 11, 2020

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW

Join the author for this one-of-a-kind experience to learn more about how to implement the contents of her ground-breaking book, Classroom180 This event will bring the pages of this book to life and give you the skills, confidence, and knowledge you need as an educator to support all your students as they transition back to school during these unsettling times.


This two-and-a-half day intensive course is a deep-dive into the groundbreaking 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. 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.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training will be virtual. It will be a blended training with the majority of the sessions conducted LIVE on the BCI Zoom platform with some course work being done through our Trauma-Informed Online Academy (TIOA). Each participant will receive a log-in and password to access the TIOA during the training.


Creating an effective and life-giving trauma-informed classroom goes far beyond a few fidgets and a calm corner. This two-day intensive event will equip you to be on the leading edge of being trauma-informed. You will learn and explore the five domains of Classroom180 along with each of the clearly defined twenty-seven components and their supporting indicators.

The Classroom180 Virtual Bootcamp is a comprehensive deep dive into the "how" of a trauma-informed classroom. You will learn how to:

Domain 1: Relationships and Family Culture​

  •  Develop a strong family culture within the classroom

  • Establish and teach hierarchy

  • Set love-based limits and boundaries

  • Develop safe and strong teacher-student relationships

  • Create an inclusive and judgment-free classroom

  • Build and strengthen student-student relationships

  • Involve parents and build teacher-parent relationships 

Domain 2: Regulation

  • Build and implement universal proactive regulatory strategies

  • Become more aware, open, and empathic during challenging times

  • Identify your own triggers and develop a greater self-awareness

Domain 3: Language of Trauma

  • Speak "the language of trauma"

  • Implement "right-brain" to "right-brain" de-escalation strategies

  • Improve your affect tolerance

  • Better read nonverbal communication

Domain 4: Safety

  • Establish effective safety protocols

  • Safely respond in a moment of crisis

  • Implement regulatory-based discipline

Domain 5: Discipline and Empowerment

  • Enforce consequences with relational support

  • Help students struggling with developmental deficits

  • Implement SEL with a trauma lens

  • Build up students' self-image and improve their sense of self

  • Find joy amongst the chaos

Using the Classroom180 Rubric

  • Use the Room Scan

  • Use the Classroom180 Rubric

  • Follow the 5-step process for assessment

who should

This two-and-a-half day intensive Classroom180 Virtual Bootcamp is designed for:  


Teachers, this experiential training will provide you the roadmap to fully create, implement, and sustain a trauma-informed classroom. Additionally, you will be trained on how to use the assessment tools that are a part of Classroom180 for your own self-assessment. This will give you a foolproof way to make sure you are not only creating a successful trauma-informed classroom but that you also have a plan for future growth to maintain an ever-expanding and ever-deepening trauma-informed classroom for your students.


Administrators, this training will deepen your understanding of what components are needed for a trauma-informed classroom so you can create the systems and structures to support your teachers. But more importantly, it will equip you with a solid way to objectively assess your teachers, using the Classroom180 Rubric. Eliminate the guess work. You will be trained on what to look for when doing a classroom observation and how to determine at what level your teachers are on their journeys to becoming trauma-informed.

Educational Support Staff and School Counselors

Educational support staff and school counselors, this training will give you a more comprehensive understanding of all the components needed to create a powerful trauma-informed classroom. It will move you to the next level in your expertise and sharpen your insight when you are working with teachers in the classroom. You will also learn how to use the Classroom180 Rubric, an objective and well-organized coaching guide, to debrief with teachers when helping them to shift their classrooms from a traditional platform to a trauma-informed platform.

what to

This bootcamp is an intensive experiential experience. It is a unique event for those who are truly dedicated to being on the leading edge of the trauma-informed movement. This training will include the following: 


  • A deep-dive of the intellectual content

  • Interactive discussions through online discussion boards

  • Emotionally driven content

  • Engaging group work

  • Content-reinforcing exercises 

  • Mindful exercises

  • Practical and application-based filmed scenarios

  • Regulatory-based activities

  • Emotionally rich exercises (Please note that the evening session will include emotionally rich exercises, designed to help participants be self-reflective and to connect the mind to the body).

What else should you expect?

Expect to be challenged. Expect to improve your skill set. Expect to grow emotionally. Expect to fine-tune your ability to relate to challenging students. Expect to have a broader and more comprehensive view of being trauma-informed. Most of all, expect to have fun! 


There are two offerings of the Classroom180 Virtual Bootcamp so you can choose the dates that work best with the start of your new school year schedule. 


Group A
July 21st
Session 1
Group A
July 23rd
Session 2
(evening only)
Group A
July 28th
Session 3
Group B
August 4th
Session 1
Group B
August 11th
Session 3
Group B
August 6th
Session 2
(evening only)

The following is a list of times for each group. To accommodate the variety of times zones, Group A and Group B start times are staggered an hour apart.

Group A:  July 21, 23, & 28

Group B:  August 4, 6, & 11

Here is one of the great benefits of a virtual can mix and match your sessions to accommodate your schedule by switching from Group A and Group B. Or, if you miss a session, you can take the following session with the other group. Or, you can even attend all six sessions if you would like! When you register, simply indicate which group is your main preference but you will get access to all of them. 

Please note: All times are given in Daylight Savings Time

Don't see your time zone? Click HERE to convert.

Group A

    Session 1 - Tuesday July 21st

              11:00am  -  6:30pm Eastern

              10:00am -  5:30pm Central

               9:00am -  4:30pm Mountain

               8:00am -  3:30pm Pacific

               7:00am -  2:30pm Alaska

               5:00am - 12:30pm Hawaii

    Session 2 - Thursday July 23rd

              9:00pm - 10:45pm Eastern

              8:00pm -  9:45pm Central

              7:00pm -  8:45pm Mountain

              6:00pm -  7:45pm Pacific

              5:00pm -  6:45pm Alaska

              3:00pm -  4:45pm Hawaii

    Session 3 - Tuesday July 28th

              11:00am  -  6:30pm Eastern

              10:00am -  5:30pm Central

               9:00am -  4:30pm Mountain

               8:00am -  3:30pm Pacific

               7:00am -  2:30pm Alaska

               5:00am - 12:30pm Hawaii

Group B

    Session 1 - Tuesday August 4th

              10:00am -  5:30pm Eastern

               9:00am -  4:30pm Central

               8:00am -  3:30pm Mountain

               7:00am -  2:30pm Pacific

               6:00am -  1:30pm Alaska

               4:00am - 11:30am Hawaii

    Session 2Thursday August 6th

              8:00pm -  9:45pm Eastern

              7:00pm -  8:45pm Central

              6:00pm -  7:45pm Mountain

              5:00pm -  6:45pm Pacific

              4:00pm -  5:45pm Alaska

              2:00pm -  3:45pm Hawaii

    Session 3 - Tuesday August 11th

              10:00am -  5:30pm Eastern

               9:00am -  4:30pm Central

               8:00am -  3:30pm Mountain

               7:00am -  2:30pm Pacific

               6:00am -  1:30pm Alaska

               4:00am -  11:30am Hawaii

at a glance

LIVE contact hours:                       11.75

Online contact hours:                    4.75

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS           16.5 

contact hours

We are approved to provide Continuing Education Units/Credits by the
following agencies. It is the responsibility of each attendee to ensure this
virtual conference meets your licensing board requirements!

For more information, click HERE.


Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of ACEs, trauma, and the brain. This course will not go over the foundational material but rather, will jump right into the depths of the material. It is expected that all participants will have read Help for Billy by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW prior to the start of the bootcamp.

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Complete Online Basic Training


Additionally with your paid registration, you will be given complimentary access to a pre-requisite course on our                                                                         so you can prepare for this

bootcamp. Prior to the start of the virtual bootcamp, you will be emailed an individual log-in for the TIOA. On this online platform, you will be given exclusive access to a short course that has been specifically designed for this training. Only those registering for this bootcamp will have the ability to take this course, so you will have the chance to interact through discussion boards with others attending this bootcamp!

You will be able to start building connections and get a jump-start on your learning prior to the start of this event.


All participants attending the bootcamp are expected to take this course to ensure they are ready to make a deep-dive at the start of this event. 

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Computer not included.

This complimentary access to the TIOA is a $100 value, included at no extra charge.

Meet your

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of Classroom180 and numerous other books on the topic of working with children impacted by trauma. Coming from a family of educators, Heather has a passion for helping children in the classroom. Trauma robs children of their curiosity, and Heather’s passion is to help these students return back to their innate love for learning. She consults and lectures extensively with both general and special education schools around the nation. Her signature style is to bridge the gap between academic research and “when the rubber hits the road” classroom situations, giving teachers and school personnel the understanding and tools they need for even the most challenging of students. Heather has worked in schools with trauma-impacted students and knows firsthand how challenging it can be on a daily basis with these students. Much of her insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, and developmental delays, comes from her own experience of raising two internationally adopted children and mentoring a severely trauma-impacted young adult.

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW

Lead Instructor

Deanna Maki, B.Ed./SPED


Deanna Maki, B.Ed. / SPED, is an education consultant and co-founder of E-Impact Consulting in Kelowna, Canada. She has worked in the field of education since 1994. As a former special education teacher, she is passionate about working with at-risk students, empowering children, and building community. After starting her family, she worked as an education consultant and trainer for numerous curriculum and school software programs where she was able to refine her skills in teacher training. Currently, Deanna serves as the vice president of Educational Impact, an online professional development company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a subject matter expert in special education, teacher evaluation, social and emotional learning, and trauma, Deanna has authored over 200 online courses for educators. Through a collaboration with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, and the Beyond Consequences Institute, the Trauma-Informed Online Academy was created to provide a step-by-step training program for schools to become trauma-informed. As contributing editor to Classroom180, Deanna’s contribution to the development of the Classroom180 Rubric were invaluable. She helped to shape and develop it into an evaluation tool that is clear, relevant, well organized, and concise.

tuition &

There are two options for registration, either to register with or without purchasing Classroom180. 


It is imperative that you have this book for this bootcamp so if you do not have a copy, select the option to include the book. The good news is that you will receive great discount on Classroom180 plus FREE shipping on the book with this registration option!

Tuition with one copy of Classroom180


Tuition includes:

  • Two days and one evening of intensive training

  • One copy of Classroom180 ($54 value) 

  • Free shipping - domestic shipping ($15 value) 

  • Complimentary access to the Trauma-Informed Online Academy for an exclusive prep and networking course ($100 value)

Tuition only

The book, Classroom180, is a required text for this training. This option is only for those who already have a copy of this book. Tuition includes everything listed above except Classroom180.


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