The Beyond Consequences Institute is absolutely committed to helping schools become trauma-informed to help the "Billys" of the classroom. Who are the Billys of the classroom? You know who Billy is...Billy is the student who does not "fit" into the standard academic mold. Billy can be of any gender, race, or from any background. Billy has traditionally been perceived as being a trouble maker, lazy, disrespectful, agitated, disobedient, or even aggressive or violent.
Billy stays in a constant cycle of negativity and interventions seem to only marginally, at best, maintain his behavior instead of helping him thrive in the classroom. With the trauma-informed resources we offer, you'll find out how to change all of this for Billy and put an end to the negative cycle. It's just a matter of providing the right support, environment, and relationships. Become a trauma-informed school and see magic happen!
The Trauma-Informed School
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 of how to turn a school of any size into a trauma-informed school.
Hand in Hand Manual
"Hand in Hand: A Manual for Creating Trauma-Informed Leadership Committees" is a clear, easy-to-implement resource for school leaders that gives realistic, practical, and “nuts-and-bolts” guidelines.
A Study Guide for Help for Billy
This chapter-by-chapter study guide follows
the ground-breaking book, "Help for Billy." It
is created for teachers to help in creating
Trauma-Informed Online Academy
With this online training program, your school can become trained in the Trauma-Informed approach through our comprehensive online program. This online academy has everything you need at the touch of a button, 24 hours a day/seven days a week!
Trauma-Informed School Conference
With presentations from the top professionals in the field, this conference will give you the understanding, knowledge, and tools you need to successfully create a trauma-informed learning environment, whether it is in a single classroom, a whole school, or an entire district.
MORE ON "Help for Billy"
"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. She presents the essential concept of regulatory rather than behavioral dysfunction in the disruptive child, and provides a wealth of strategies for both the parent and teacher to apply to help the child to self-regulate. This groundbreaking book will be an invaluable resource for both parents and teachers of the disruptive child, and should be required reading for both."
"'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.'"
~ Robert Scaer, MD
Author, The Body Bears the Burden, The Trauma Spectrum, and Eight Keys to Brain-Body Balance
~ Winston B. Johnson, LCSW, ACSW
Director for Prevention-Intervention Services Hartford Public Schools