What you get? A total of 8 hours of professional development hours (certficate provided upon completion)

The Trauma-Responsive and Resilience-Building Overview provides an introduction to the foundational understanding of trauma, the impact of traumatic and toxic stress and the science of neuroplasticity and resilience.

One Hour. Pre-Requisite for all other modules below.

Ten 30-40 minute modules to be taken in the following order as each builds upon the next:

1.Adult Self-Care and Self-Awareness to Prevent Burnout

2.Culturally Responsive Self-Care

3.Nurturing and Responsive Relationships Part 1

4.Nurturing and Responsive Relationships Part 2

5.Safe and Predictable Environments Part 1

6.Safe and Predictable Environments Part 2

7.Teaching Sensory and Emotional Literacy Part 1

8.Teaching Sensory and Emotional Literacy Part 2

9.Managing Big Emotions and Self-Regulation

10.Teaching Children about Their Brain 

Course Curriculum

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Julie Kurtz, CEO and Founder

Hi, I’m Julie Kurtz!

I am an author, national speaker and expert consulting and training on trauma and social-emotional skills. At COBI, we promote the concept of optimal brain integration to maximize the human growth potential. I am the Founder and CEO for the Center for Optimal Brain Integration.

I have co-authored the following books:

·     Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children

·     Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators

·     Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Creating and Sustaining Healing and Engaged Organizations (2021)

·     Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Family Engagement with a Strength-Based and Trauma Informed Lens (2022)

I created the phone/tablet Application (APP) Trigger Stop: Sensory and Emotional Check-in designed specifically for children ages 3-8 years to promote sensory and emotional literacy and to support self-regulation.

In 2011, I was named as one of the most 100 Influential Woman of Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

I am a licensed marriage family therapist providing counseling and consulting services throughout the United States.

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