Reverse the Adverse

Helping educators overcome student trauma and disruptive behaviors so they can teach effectively.


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  strategies to effectively serve urban students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma. 


Reverse the Adverse was created to teach urban educators how to adopt a system of beliefs and practices that will help them overcome the negative impact of student trauma  with compassion and understanding.

Research proves that when educators are trauma-informed, they foster strong, resilient, successful learners.

Reverse the Adverse gives you a step-by-step approach that will drastically decrease disruptive behaviors, improve quality instruction time, and motivate and engage your students in learning.  


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

The mission is help educators overcome student trauma and disruptive behaviors so they can teach effectively. 

Reverse the Adverse uses research aligned with the U.S Department of Education’s Safe and Supportive Schools.


Reverse the Adverse focuses on three objectives; each are aligned with  Danielson Framework. 

1) Learn and understand the effects that ACEs have on students’ mental and physical health so you can understand why they demonstrate disruptive behaviors.  

2) Analyze how personal bias influences educator expectations and interactions with students so you can improve compliance by building trusting relationships. 

3) Use practical trauma- informed strategies to decrease disruptive behaviors so a majority of your instruction time is spent actually teaching.

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