with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW

JUNE 28-29, 2020

St. Charles, Missouri


This two-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.


Release Date: March 27, 2020

FROM THE                   BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Heather T. Forbes, LCSW

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 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-day intensive Classroom180 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 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. It will also give you an objective and well-organized coaching guide, using the Classroom180 Rubric, for you to use when debriefing 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 exercises

  • Emotionally driven content

  • Engaging group work

  • Mindful exercises

  • Emotionally rich exercises

  • Practical and application-based role-plays

  • Regulatory-based activities

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. And most of all, expect to have fun! 


The Classroom180 Bootcamp will be held two days prior to the start of the Trauma Informed School Conference® Summer (TISC Summer) in St. Charles, Missouri on Sunday, June 28th and Monday, June 29th. 


Classroom180 Bootcamp Agenda
  • Sunday, June 28, 2020

    • 8:00 - 9:00       Check-in

    • 9:00 - 12:00​      Bootcamp - morning session

    • 12:00 - 1:15        Lunch (on your own)

    • 1:15 - 5:00         Bootcamp - afternoon session

    • 5:00 - 7:00       Dinner (on your own)

    • 7:00 - 9:00       Bootcamp - evening session

  • Monday, June 29, 2020​

    • 9:00 - 12:00​      Bootcamp - morning session

    • 12:00 - 1:15        Lunch (on your own)

    • 1:15 - 4:00         Bootcamp - afternoon session

    • 4:00 - 6:00       Dinner (on your own)

    • 6:00 - 8:00       TISC Summer Pre-conference Documentary Screening (optional)


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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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. A month prior to the start of the 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.


The Classroom180 Bootcamp will be held at the Ameristar Resort in St. Charles, Missouri. Due to another event at the Embassy Hotel and St. Charles Convention Center (where TISC Summer 2020 will be held following the bootcamp), this training will be held just down the street (1.5 miles away). The Ameristar is a AAA Four Diamond hotel and offers a variety of restaurants, a spa, and a casino.

While there is a casino on the premises, do not worry. This is not like Las Vegas. The entire premises are smoke-free except where the casino is located, which is off to the side (and away from the conference center and hotel). We promise you, the conference area, common areas, restaurants, and hotel area are free of smoke. In fact, the place is so well designed and enjoyable, you're going to absolutely love it!


We have secured a room block for this event, and we are happy to offer a special bootcamp rate of $189 for Saturday night (June 27, 2020) and $139 a night for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights (June 28-July 1, 2020). All room rates also include a daily resort fee of $11 plus taxes. The extra bonus is that all parking at the Ameristar is FREE!

Information on how to make your reservation will be available upon the completion of your registration.

TRANSPORTATION:  A list of transportation options to and from the airport can be found

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Tuition When Attending TISC Summer 2020

Tuition for the Classroom180 Bootcamp is discounted 25% from the regular fee with your paid registration to TISC Summer 2020.


Plus your registration fee for TISC

Tuition includes:

  • Two days of intensive training.

  • Complimentary copy of Classroom180 mailed to you ($67 value).

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

tuition &

Included in your tuition is a complimentary copy of Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom. Upon your paid registration, it will be mailed to you once it has been released (March 27, 2020) and upon your paid tuition. 

There are two options for registration, either to attend the bootcamp along with the TISC Summer conference or to attend the bootcamp without attending the TISC Summer conference. A 25% discount is given for those attending both.

Tuition includes:

  • Two days of intensive training.

  • Complimentary copy of Classroom180 mailed to you ($67 value).

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


Tuition for Only the Bootcamp

Limited seating! Once the limit has been reached, you will not be able to register.








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Beyond Consequences Institute
1630A 30th Street, Suite 488
Boulder, CO 80301
Bootcamp Hotline: 303-993-8379 Option 1