SCHOOLS

Children are coming to our schools more stressed out, overwhelmed, and dysregulated than ever before. A shift to a trauma-informed platform is the answer to giving these students a chance at reaching their full potential and finding their joy.

Being trauma-informed means working from a perspective of regulation instead of behavior, empowerment instead of punishment, and relationship instead of fear. 

 

Roadmap to Becoming

Trauma-Informed

Whether you are just beginning the journey of becoming trauma-informed or you have been working for several years to implement this model, you've come to the right place.  We have resources for everyone on your team from beginners to those who are advanced in their knowledge base. 

Attend

Watch

Read

Tier 1

Tier 2

The roadmap below will guide you to know what resources you need for your next step. These resources are divided into three categories: Read, Watch, and Attend.  

Tier 1

If you are new this journey of becoming trauma-informed or you have had some basic training in ACE's, Tier 1 is the place to start. This tier will help you build a strong foundation in understanding the impact that trauma has on students as well as easy to implement strategies. The resources listed below can be used in any order.

Read

Tier 1

Help for Billy ($19.95)

Read "Help for Billy" to set the foundation for your understanding of what it means to be trauma-informed. 

Book Study ($24.95)

Get your team together and do a book study with the Help for Billy Study Guide.

Daily Reflections (Free)

Sign-up to receive a daily email to support you in changing your paradigm one day at a time.

Watch

Tier 1

You Tube Videos (Free)

Build your foundational knowledge with Heather's YouTube videos.

Online Course ($9.99)

Watch the online webinar, "The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom" either solo or with your entire team/staff.

 Tier 1 

TISC® ($399/$469)

Attend our Trauma Informed School Conference. This two-day event offers a variety of sessions to help you learn strategies to implement in your school or classroom.

Attend

Tier 2

If you have the basics down and you are ready to challenge yourself to go to the next level of being trauma-informed, you will want the resources in listed here in Tier 2. This tier will also equip and empower you to train your entire school in this model. The resources listed below can be used in any order.

Read

Tier 2

Admin Guide ($74.99)

Develop building-wide policies to support your trauma-informed classroom with this Administrator's Guide.

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Early Elementary  ($147)

Use this curriculum to help your youngest students settle their nervous systems and heal their compromised regulatory systems.

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Classroom180 ($54)

Read "Classroom180" to understand how to comprehensively implement and assess a trauma-informed platform. 

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Watch

Tier 2

Online Academy ($1750)

Get your entire school on board from the start with our Trauma-Informed Online Academy with a one-year subscription.

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 Tier 2 

Attend

VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP ($380)

Have your leadership team attend Heather's in-depth virtual training to equip them to move your school to the top tier of being trauma-informed.

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TISC® ($399/$469)

Attend our Trauma Informed School Conference. This two-day event offers a variety of sessions to help you learn strategies to implement in your school or classroom. 

Invite Heather

Becoming trauma-informed is a continual journey. Once Tiers 1 and 2 are complete, you may still want more individual help with some of your toughest students or guidance in evolving your school to the next level. At this point in your journey, Heather is available for consultations. 

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Trauma-Informed Books for Schools

Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom

Classroom180: A Framework of 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 other specialists who support teachers on the journey of becoming trauma-informed.

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The Trauma-Informed School: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide for Administrators and School Personnel

 

The Trauma-Informed School is an all-inclusive guide designed to give school administrators of any school (elementary, middle, or high school), step-by-step instructions on how to turn a school of any size into a trauma-informed school. With over 250 pages of content, this guide gives you the protocols you need along with a link to download all of the documents needed for a successful implementation.

A Study Guide for Help for Billy

This chapter by chapter study guide follows the ground-breaking book, "Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Working with Challenging Children in the Classroom." It is created for teachers to help in creating trauma-informed classrooms. This study guide is a must for any teacher, school, or school district needing to answer the question, "What does this really look like to have a trauma-informed focus?"

This guide is ideal to be used for a book study group of educators to generate discussions, explore new approaches, and implement effective strategies for students who exhibit challenging behaviors

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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 behaviors, Heather T. Forbes, LCSW provides detailed, comprehensive, and logical strategies for teachers and parents.

This easy to ready 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 a "bible" for setting the foundation for creating a trauma-informed school.

The Trauma-Informed Curriculum for Social-Emotional Learning: Preschool - Early Elementary

For young children who have experienced or continually experience trauma, supportive, loving, and strong relationships are critical to their ability to heal and to learn. This curriculum was created from the primary author's direct experience in working with young children impacted by trauma. It has been tested and approved by our young learners! This is a must have resource if you are working with children impacted by trauma. It will give you the tools you need to help them build and develop the skills to successfully express themselves at the social and emotional levels.

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The Gingerbread Girl
 

Full of pizzazz and adventure, The Gingerbread Girl takes children on an exploratory journey of emotions, survival challenges, and determination. Written from a trauma perspective, unlike the traditional Gingerbread Boy store, it has a different ending (SPOILER ALERT) that shows how even in the most challenging situations, you can still remain in a place of personal power and confidence.

The Gingerbread Girl includes an in-depth social/emotional discussion guide written by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW. It is designed to be an example of how any traditional storybook can be used as a social/emotional learning experience for children.

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Testimonials

 
  • In the Classroom

    "With The Trauma-Informed School, Jim Sporleder and Heather Forbes have written a practical, hands-on guide that is an invaluable resources for our teachers and educational support professionals. The Illinois Education Association offers sincere thanks to the authors for assisting us as we move forward in a commitment to helping our students overcome ACEs and the other obstacles that impede learning and student success."

    Audrey Soglin, Executive Director
    Illinoise Education Association


     

  • Kids Playing

    "A powerful tool for school administrators! I have attended trauma-informed conferences all around the country and I have heard administrators clamoring for more strategies. This guide delivers! It is packed with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and engaging real life stories of implementation. Exceptional content!"

    Rick Griffin, Executive Director
    Jubilee Leadership Academy


     

  • "The book study (using the Help for Billy Study Guide) went great! Putting teachers in small groups worked really nicely and it led to in-depth and meaningful discussions. I'm hopeful about next year and the direction we're headed, thanks to this book and study guide. I have four new teachers hired and I am very excited. They are reading the book this summer and I'm going to lead them through a 'trauma boot camp' with these resources in late July to get them caught up. We couldn't have done it without these incredible resources!"

    James Moffett, Principal and Amy Wells, Teacher

     

  • Kids Running

    "I've finished Help for Billy and the Study Guide. Thank you so much; they were the exact materials I've been looking for. I found that they both resonated deeply with my beliefs and experiences with students. As I'm sure many teachers do, I saw the faces of former students on each page. I gained new ideas for working with students and felt validated in some things I already do."

    John, Classroom Teacher

  • Students at School

    "In her new book, 'Help for Billy', Heather Forbes provides with deep insight a manual for parents and teachers addressing essential methods for managing the school-room behavior of the child with complex trauma. Based on concepts of the neuroscience of emotions and behavior, Forbes provides detailed, comprehensive, and logical strategies for both parent and teacher, with tables, outlines, and lists, focusing the information and making it easily applicable. This groundbreaking book will be an invaluable resources for both parents and teachers of the disruptive child, and should be required reading for both."

    Robert Scaer,

    Author: The Body Bears the Burden, The Trauma Spectrum, and Eight Keys to Brain-Body Balance

     

  • Kids Reading Outdoor

    "Help for Billy' is a very inspiring, insightful, and practical book for parents and professionals who would like to work in partnership to help ensure the educational success for all the Billys we will encounter in our lifetime. Her book presents staff and parents with real life insight and solutions for working with the 'unteachable child' by providing them with practical approaches, effective commonsense strategies, and tools that provide us with hope for the future of all the Billys of the World. 'Help for Billy' is a must read for all educators, administrators, and parents interested in making a difference in the lives of the 'unteachable child.'"

    Winston B. Johnson, LCSW, ACS
    Hartford Public Schools Connecticut

     

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Beyond Consequences Institute, LLC

1630A 30th Street Suite 488

Boulder, CO 80301

Tel:  303.993.8379

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