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
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.