November 9-10, 2020

Denver, Colorado


Due to the ongoing developments with this pandemic, this conference is currently on hold. We are closely watching the news but are hesitant to move forward at this time. Many of the predictions are that this covid-19 situation may be even worse during the month of November. So, we are holding off before making a final decision and holding off on taking registrations until we can make a more informed decision. 

Thank you for your patience. Please check back later for more information. In the meantime, we invite you to consider attending our TISC-V (Trauma Informed School Conference - Virtual).

Click HERE for more information.

Fall 2020

Come join us for this comprehensive two-day trauma-informed conference that is designed for educators, school administrators, school personnel, mental health professionals, and community partners. 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.

Registration pricing is located at the bottom of the page.

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Dr. William Steele began his work in the field of trauma by taking the lead in helping schools across the country develop crisis teams in response to the epidemic of suicide among young people in the early 1980’s. These and other experiences led him to founding the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) in 1990. As its Director for 23 years, he conducted presentations for over 60,000 professionals while creating a legacy of trauma specific, registered evidence-based intervention programs and resources for schools and agencies now being used in 55 countries. Although now retired, he continues to consult with those seeking his assistance. which also led to his decision to publish his most recent workbook on self-care for those exposed daily to others in trauma, "Reducing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout: A Trauma-Sensitive Workbook" (2019).

Heather Forbes is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute. She has worked in the field of trauma and healing since 1999. She is an internationally-published author and speaker on the issues that arise when children and young adults are impacted by trauma. Coming from a family of educators, Forbes has a heart for children in the classroom and for finding ways to teach the child that seems “unteachable” through her love/relationship-based approach. Her signature style is to bridge the gap between scientific research and real-life application to equip and empower parents, educators, and therapists with the practical and effective tools they need to help every child return back to the love of learning. 

Rick Lavoie served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years. He holds three degrees in Special Education and holds two Honorary Doctorates in Education from the University of Massachusetts (2003) and Mitchell College (CT – 2007). His numerous national television appearances include The TODAY Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, ABC Evening News, and Walt Disney Presents. Rick is the author of the book “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success (Touchstone/ Simon and Schuster, 2005). The book addresses the direct link between learning disabilities and social skills issues that many children face. His newest book and DVD on student motivation “The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child” were featured in USA Today. 

* available at a reduced rate with your paid registration

Need more information on why we need trauma-informed schools? Click HERE.


You can download a print version of the agenda here.

Your Logo Here

Become an exhibitor or sponsor and receive a space to exhibit your company or school's resources or services, as well as your logo here and recognition in the conference app. This is an excellent way to promote awareness of the resources you have to offer to the ever-growing community of trauma-informed educators and parents in Colorado and around the nation. Complete and submit our form so we can better understand your area of expertise and a representative will follow up with you to discuss options.


The Fine Print: We've left behind paper sign-in sheets and will be using an automated system in which you will scan your badge electronically as you enter sessions. You must scan your badge at the beginning of each session in order to receive a certificate. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire session. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit will not be available.


Yes! You read that correctly. CEU's will be free for all participants at this conference. We believe in the power of trauma-informed practices to transform the lives of our most challenging students so much so that we are gifting the CEU's to you. We want you here and we want you equipped to go back to your school or your district to make the amazing changes that are possible!  

For more information, click HERE.

This conference is approved for continuing education units through the following entities:


We are currently working on securing Graduate Credits
for TISC Fall 2020.  Check back here for updates!


Westin Westminster

10600 Westminster Blvd.

Westminster, CO 80020


The Westin Westminster hotel offers a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver International Airport is about 25 miles (35 minutes) away.

We have been able to secure a special conference rate of
only $169.00 per night for conference attendees. 

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


The Denver area offers many modes of transportation to fit everyone's preference.  Several options are available through multiple rental car companies located at the airport, but we have also listed additional transportation services to meet your needs. 

Airport Transportation Options

RTD Public Transportation
The Westin Westminster provides shuttle service to and from the following bus stops.  One bus stop provides a non-transfer route to the Denver International Airport.  If you chose to take the RTD, contact the hotel (303-410-5000) just before you arrive at your bus stop to arrange for shuttle service to the hotel.

US 36 & Flatiron Station - Gate A (AB bus to/from airport)
US 36 & Sheridan Station (local bus route)
US 36 & Church Ranch Station (local bus route)



Highly engaging sessions with experienced and cutting-edge Sspeakers

Lunch Monday & Tuesday

Monday, November 9th to Tuesday, November 10th
Pre-conference Documentary Film on Sunday, November 8th

Two-Day Conference Registration Only

Early Bird Rate - TBD



Regular Rate                

CEU's available for all days (see above for details)

Coffee available each morning



Conference Support Package #1

(1) Help for Billy book
(1) Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and
    Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom



Regularly $73.95

Conference Support Package #2

(1) Help for Billy book
(1) Help for Billy Study Guide
(1) Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and
    Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom

(1)The Trauma-Informed School - Administrator's Guide



Regularly $173.89

Conference Support Package #3

(1) Help for Billy book
(1) Help for Billy Study Guide
(1) Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and 
    Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom

(1)The Trauma-Informed School - Administrator's Guide
(1)The Trauma-Informed Curriculum for Social-Emotional
    Learning: Preschool through Early Elementary


Regularly $320.89

Conference Support Package #4

(2) Help for Billy books
(2) Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and
     Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom

(2)The Trauma-Informed School - Administrator's Guide


Regularly $297.88

Conference Support Package #5

(5) Help for Billy books
(5) Help for Billy Study Guides
(5) Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and
     Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom

(2)The Trauma-Informed School - Administrator's Guide
(1) School-wide subscription to the Trauma-Informed Online
for everyone in your school (administrators,
    teachers, support personnel, cafeteria workers, and
    custodians) for one year.


Regularly $2,394.48

Order your conference support packages when you register to receive these valuable discounts. Materials can be shipped ahead of the conference or available for pick-up at the conference.

hosted by:
Beyond Consequences Institute
1630A 30th Street, Suite 488
Boulder, CO 80301
Email: info@tisc-fall.com
TISC-Fall Hotline: 303-993-8379 Option 1