November 12-13, 2019

Pre-Conference on November 11th

Denver, Colorado

Fall 2019

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. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. His most recent multimedia book, BRIEF: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society was released in 2013. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.

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. 

Ross Greene, is the originator of the innovative, empirically-supported approach now known as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and the recently released Raising Human Beings. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance. Dr. Greene has worked with several thousand behaviorally challenging kids and their families, and he and his colleagues have overseen implementation and evaluation of the CPS model in hundreds of schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, with dramatic effect: significant reductions in discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, and use of restraint procedures, and solitary confinement. 

Sherrie Gahn is a nationally recognized school leader and advocate on issues related to educating children of poverty. She has been a school administrator for 17 years with the last 14 at Whitney Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada. During Sherrie's tenure at Whitney, the school has been showcased on numerous local area newspapers, local Las Vegas news shows, radio shows, CNN, CBS Evening News, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, People Magazine, a documentary (Turning Point), documentaries in Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, Australia, and Canada. In addition, Sherrie founded and is president of Village of Hope, Las Vegas, a 501c3 community center that provides safe haven for children.

Jim Sporleder retired in 2014 as Principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington. Under Jim's leadership, Lincoln High School became a "Trauma-Informed" school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education. These dramatic changes caught the attention of Jamie Redford, who spent a year filming the documentary, Paper Tigers, which tells the Lincoln story. The documentary was released at the May 2015 Seattle International Film Festival. Jim is currently working as a trauma-informed coach/consultant. 

* 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:


Graduate credits are available for TISC Fall!
Up to 2 graduate credits are offered through Lindenwood University.
Information on how to register and complete graduate
credit assignments can be found here.

Graduate Credit Registration ENDS: November 29, 2019
Graduate Credit Assignments Due: December 6, 2019

Graduate Credits are $75/per credit


Lindenwood Accreditations can be found here.


This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.


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 Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday, November 12th to Wednesday, November 13th
Pre-conference Documentary Film on Monday, November 11th

Two-Day Conference Registration Only

Early Bird Rate - Ends July 2, 2019



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) Help for Billy Study Guide


Regularly $44.90


Conference Support Package #2

Regularly $119.89

(1) Help for Billy book

(1) Help for Billy Study Guide

(1) TheTrauma-Informed School - Administrator's Guide


Conference Support Package #3

(2) Help for Billy books

(1 ) Help for Billy Study Guide

(2) Hand in Hand - Leadership Manuals

(1 ) TheTrauma-Informed School - Administrator's Guide

Regularly $199.82


Conference Support Package #4

Regularly $396.88

(1) Help for Billy book

(1) Help for Billy Study Guide

(1) Hand in Hand - Leadership Manuals

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


Conference Support Package #5


Regularly $2,149.24

(10) Help for Billy books

(5) Help for Billy Study Guides

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

Order your conference support packages when you register to receive these valuable discounts. Materials will be ready for you when you sign-in 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 2