Reverse the Adverse

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


Feedback from Attendees

"Very informative, useful, and engaging."
"Usually these Monday meetings are boring and brutal to sit through but this meeting was absolutely worth sitting through."
"Great job! Thank you!"

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. 

 Program Description 

Reverse the Adverse is a 2-hour professional development designed for educators and mental health professionals who work with urban students (K-12) that lack motivation to learn, and lose instruction time due to problem behaviors. 

The goal of Reverse the Adverse is to raise awareness of the impact that ACEs and trauma have on urban students, and provide simple, proven strategies to better serve such a vulnerable population.

 Who Should Attend?

Administrators, Psychologists, Counselors, Teachers, Social Workers, Behavioral Support, and Paraprofessionals.

Topics Explored

Reverse the Adverse encourages educators to reflect on how personal biases may dictate their interactions and expectations of students. Furthermore, the program teaches about trauma and how it is manifested in students. Given such knowledge, educators are then given specific strategies to effectively educate, empower, and instill hope in vulnerable students, which increases learning outcomes.

Let me help you motivate and engage your urban students.