NEW! R.I.S.E. Leadership Training

r.i.s.e = relational integrative supportive experiences

Building and leading sustainable self-healing communities that provide

  • Biologically Respectful
  • Encouragement based
  • Relational
  • Experiential
  • Harm Reduction
  • Hope and Resilience Building

CARE and support for children with significant trauma-related needs

RELATIONAL

Just as trauma changes the biology of the brain, early support from caregivers changes the biology of the brain too. Resiliency studies show that secure relationships are the primary agent for healing trauma. Neuroscience has now given us permission to meet our children’s need and paved the way for us to understand the healing power of connections that are engaged, patient, kind, receptive and collaborative. Relationships that soothe, model regulation, build neural pathways, help children accept influence, become inspired and build hope and resilience.

INTEGRATIVE

Integration is defined as the linkage of differentiated parts of the brain, allowing separate things to become specialized in what they do in a system, and then connecting to each other. When a system becomes integrated, amazingly it moves toward a harmonious flow, flexible, adaptive, coherent. Research in Neuroscience, Neurobiology have identified ways to move toward integration within relationships and experience. Our model puts knowledge, tools and skills for cultivating integration into action the hands of families and natural supports and into the hands of professionals in a way that is operational with the clients they serve.

SUPPORTIVE

Children with significant trauma-related needs require a high level of specialized and intensive care to recover. When front-loaded with intensional, focused, support at a level that matches their need, the potential for developing stronger self-regulation skills, healthier relationship skills and increased overall function is exponentially boosted. While the impact of trauma is lasting and recovery is on-going throughout the lifespan; a community equipped to provide effective, science-based, natural and professional support (protective factors) can be a direct contributor to positive outcomes, sustainable reunifications, family placements and the ability for children and youth to flourish in the face of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

EXPERIENCES

Far too often interventions and treatment plans for children with trauma-related needs revolve around talking. What the science has shown us, is that positive memory building experiences with safe, caring and competent can be just as healing, maybe even more healing sometimes.

Full Day Workshop

Evolving with the Science:

Three Guiding Truth’s – A Whole New Road Map for Parenting

N.E.A.R. Science has unfolded a whole new road map for parents. Through stories of struggle and lessons learned with her brilliant, challenging and hilarious children, Tif raises awareness and an authentic understanding for the extreme neurology, behavior, circumstances, and the emotional strength found in families struggling to overcome the aftermath of childhood trauma.

For 13 years, I’ve been a mother, researching, learning and finding creative ways to apply new tools and exciting advances in neuro- science at home. What those years, many mistakes, and my kids have taught me is that ALL children have a better chance of thriving when ALL care is compassionate and trauma informed.

I’ve experienced first-hand that important paradigm shifts, A LOT of support, and a comprehensive, diverse tool kit are needed to support, recover, and to cultivate resilience in children whose brain development is different after exposure to high levels of toxic stress.

We now know that relationships are the catalyst for healing and resilience. Supporting parents, secondary care-givers and educators in creating informed, compassionate, mindful, and sustainable relationships and communities is now my life’s work.

8 Hours
• Understanding N.E.A.R.
• Paradigm Shifts Required for Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Care
• Regulation & Resilience
• New Resources
• Creating an Outside-of-the-Box Community of Support
• One Size Does NOT Fit All
• Brainstorming / Troubleshooting Session
• Action Plan

Half Day Workshop

ALL children have a better chance of thriving when ALL care is compassionate and trauma informed.

I’ve experienced first hand that important paradigm shifts, A LOT of support, and a comprehensive, diverse tool kit are needed to support, recover, and to cultivate resilience in children whose brain development is different after exposure to high levels of toxic stress.

We now know that relationships are the catalyst for healing and resilience. Supporting parents, secondary care-givers and edu- cators in creating informed, compassionate, mindful, and sustainable relationships and communities is now my life’s work.

4 Hours
• Understanding N.E.A.R.
• Paradigm Shifts Required for Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Care
• Regulation & Resilience
• New Resources

Weekend Parent Retreat

A much needed break and opportunity for fellowship with profession- als and parents who’ve been there. Share experiences, knowledge, and insight about the nuances of children with trauma related needs.

An immersive weekend of paradigm shifts and learning designed to support parents in creating and implementing sustainable trauma- informed care at home.

Including 2 Hour Preparation Training for child care providers prior to retreat

Personalized Support

  • Regulation and Resilience Caregiving Observations and Assessment
  • Neurosequential Trauma Assessment – NMT
  • Regulation and Resilience Coaching for Parents and Children
  • Collaborative Advocacy and School Support

    Occasionally, depending on need, location and availability, I’m able to offer support in home and in creating a trauma- informed care team at home and at school.