This is Your Brain on Trauma: Understanding Challenging and Difficult Behaviors in the Classroom


April 09, 2019


Members: $100.0 / Non-Members: $140.00

Note: The above costs reflect Early Bird Registrations. An additional $15.00 will be added to registrations made up to 10 days prior to the event.


Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel
925 South Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917


9:00 am - 3:30 pm




Tuesday, April 9, 2019 -- 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Title:    This is Your Brain on Trauma...

Understanding Challenging and Difficult Behaviors in the Classroom

Presenter:  Heather Forbes, LCSW



Exposure to trauma during the most critical developmental years of a child’s life can have a profound and life-long impact.  So many of our children’s histories (and current life situations) are plagued with multiple layers of chronic and prolonged abuse, abandonment, stress, and/or neglect.  There is nothing simple about it.  The result is “Complex Trauma.”

The multiple challenges faced on a day‐in-and-day‐out basis for those working with students impacted by trauma can be overwhelming.  A fresh perspective with scientifically-based options of systems thinking work for educational leaders will be given to help change the negative cycle occurring in our schools. 

About the Presenter

Heather Forbes is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of numerous books on the topic of working with children impacted by trauma.  Coming from a family of educators, Heather has a passion for helping children in the classroom.  Trauma robs children of their curiosity and her passion is to help these students return back to their innate love for learning.  She consults and lectures extensively with both general and special education schools around the nation.

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