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"Absolutely amazing. So many A'ha! moments!"                             ~ Conference participant

"Heather was amazing! I truly enjoyed all the real strategies and procedural advice that I can put into my classroom immediately."                                                       ~ Conference participant

"Heather is passionate, caring, and provides real life scenarios!"               ~ Conference participant

Discover ways to help trauma-impacted children thrive! Have one of the world's leading developmental trauma experts come speak to your organization or keynote at your conference! Heather covers topics ranging from attachment, developmental trauma, healing trauma, changing negative behaviors, parenting, school success, and more.


To invite Heather to come speak at a conference or request an interview, please email our Events Manager, LJ, with all information regarding your upcoming event including, dates, timing, location, type of training, audience, and if this will be multi-speaker conference, school, or professional training.

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Our Events Manager, LJ Bullen, reviews all event submissions and will be in touch with you regarding your training request.


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Official Bio

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of numerous 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 and the world.


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.

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