• Fresno Pacific University (map)
  • 1717 S Chestnut Ave
  • Fresno, CA 93702
  • United States

We are thrilled to announce that, due to popular demand, we are offering a two-day training on implementing trauma-informed care in a school setting. We are excited to have Alan and Deb Jones as our facilitators (see bio below).

With one out of every two children coming into classrooms with a trauma background (and therefore presenting with behaviors and needs), we know that this is an important and timely topic and training.

You will learn:

  • To name early risk factors for youth in today’s school setting

  • How Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) impact children over the lifespan

  • To develop compassionate understanding for the most difficult disruptors in the classroom who suffered severe neglect, abandonment, abuse, and/or trauma

  • How trauma affects early brain development and the ability to self-regulate

  • To implement strategies that promote calming, co-regulation, and self-regulation

  • How to provide a balance of structure and nurture in the classroom setting

  • How to give voice and choice to build an environment of “felt safety”

  • How Trust-Based Relational Intervention® can improve language, social-emotional development, behavior, and self-worth in children

  • How to deal with a child or teen who is controlling, manipulative, and/or aggressive

  • How bottom/top and left/right brain integration can improve learning and behavior

  • To be mindful of your own “Hot Button” triggers and how to tame your inner sense of justice

  • Practical application activities, brief scripts, and resources for your teacher tool box (we recognize you have many students with various abilities and needs in your care at one time)

  • To recognize your own need for rest, self-care, and community to sustain a teaching career and prevent burnout in a culture with high needs students

  • ...and more!

Most importantly, you will walk away with the help you need and "how-tos" that you can start using right away in the classroom and on the school campus.

About our trainers:

Debra "Deb" Delulio Jones, M Ed, is a wife, mother, educator, writer, and speaker.  She has a Master of Education degree from Texas Woman’s University, specializing in Language and Learning Disabilities. Her work includes over 30 years of experience working with special needs children and those who work with children and adolescents whether in a classroom, a parent training opportunity, professional development, a home, a church, or other volunteer event.

Debra is the author of God, Are You Nice or Mean? Trusting God . . . After the Orphanage.  In 2013, this mother, educator, and parent trainer, was honored to share her family’s continuing story of healing with members of Congress in Washington, DC at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s roundtable discussion.

For years, Debra and her husband, Alan, felt overwhelmed and ill-equipped to manage the maladaptive and disruptive behavior of their internationally adopted son, Dane. Through a treasured relationship with her mentor, the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, and an ongoing partnership with researchers at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, their family has overcome tremendous obstacles.  

As a mentor of the TCU Institute, Deb has taught Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) and assisted professionals going through their Practitioner Training. She is the founder and owner of Parent Intervention & Training, LLC. She offers presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses to help struggling parents, educators, and professionals who work with children who have experienced early harm.

Alan has a BS in political science from Mary Hardin-Baylor College and a Social Studies Composite Certification. He served in Texas public schools for nearly three decades as an Advanced Placement Government/Economics teacher. Since his retirement in 2012, he joined Deb in training both educators and parents. He is a TBRI® Practitioner with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development and has compassion for educators, administrators, and parents who have found traditional discipline strategies lacking for youth who have experienced early harm.

The combined special education and general education experiences of these teachers, as well as their 28-year adoption journey with a child from a very hard place, bring a unique “WE HEAR YOU” perspective to educators who face the reality that they must know more than their chosen subject content to survive in today’s school culture. Due to the difficult, scary, and pain-filled adverse childhood experiences their students work to overcome, a trauma competent advocate can help provide the supportive relationship for healing and student achievement with a balance of structure and nurture.

In addition, the Joneses offer intensive in-home parent training in this trust-based, brain-based model and teach helpful brain integration strategies for building healthier neural pathways. Deb and Alan live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. Both enjoy traveling, reading, all things doggies, and spending time with their family and friends.

Cost: $35 a person. This includes light continental breakfast and coffee, and snacks.

Time: doors open at 8:30am at FPU in the BC Lounge in the North Hall. Training starts at 9am and ends at 4pm on August 2 & 3, with an hour lunch break. You will be on your own for lunch. Full schedule coming later.
The deadline to purchase tickets is July 31 (unless sold out sooner). No refunds available.

To purchase tickets: http://buytickets.at/citywithoutorphans/277862

Sponsored by VMS Counseling Center and City Without Orphans.