Hi, I’m Julie Kurtz!
I am an author, national speaker and expert consulting and training on social-emotional skills, trauma and resilience. I 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 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-Responsive Practices for Early Childhood Leaders: Creating and Sustaining Healing Engaged Organizations (Spring 2021)
· Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Family Engagement with a Strength-Based and Trauma Informed Lens (Fall 2021)
As the creator of the phone/tablet Application (APP) Trigger Stop: Sensory and Emotional Check-in, I designed this APP specifically for children ages 3-8 years to promote sensory and emotional literacy and to support self-regulation.
In 2011, I was honored to receive an award as the 100 Influential Woman of Silicon Valley, CA by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.