Reverse the Adverse

Teaching educators how to better serve urban students impacted by trauma.


Feedback from Attendees

"This was Great! I loved everything about it."
"Usually these Monday meetings are boring and brutal to sit through but this meeting was absolutely worth sitting through."
"Very meaningful PD. Thank you! Refreshing to hear strategies to make my teaching better."

Our Approach

Healthy attachments are essential for the proper development of children. Secure educator-student relationships can foster resilience for students to become strong, successful learners. Brought forth through years of personal and professional experience. Nicole Thompson teaches educators and mental health professionals strategies to effectively serve urban students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma. 


Reverse the Adverse was created to help urban educators adopt a system of beliefs and practices that will help them better serve their students with compassion and understanding.

Research proves that when educators are trauma-informed, they foster strong, resilient, successful learners.  Reverse the Adverse teaches protective factors such as trusting relationships, empathy, and positive educator expectations to support such.


Reverse the Adverse is a 2-Hour Trauma-Informed Professional Development (PD). It is offered in two formats, online and in-person. 

The mission is to teach educators and mental health professionals how to better serve urban students impacted by trauma. 

Reverse the Adverse uses research aligned with Safe and Supportive Schools.


Reverse the Adverse focuses on three objectives that are each  aligned with a component from Danielson Framework. 

1) Learn and understand the effects that ACEs have on students’ mental and physical health. 

2) Analyze how personal bias influence educator expectations and interactions with students. 

3) Use practical trauma -informed strategies to improve students’ learning and behavioral outcomes.

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