Tessa Brock MA, LPC, IMH-E(III)

The Triggered Brain (Trauma-Informed Strategies for Self-Awareness)

A Breakout Session for the Reclaiming Hope Conference

Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes and often manifests itself as “difficult behaviors” in students. Working with students who are easily triggered can be challenging. In this lighthearted and informative workshop, participants will have hands on opportunities to gain skills and insights into students they work with (and themselves), while identifying strategies to understand the triggered brain and to minimize triggered moments. This session will discuss brain states, self-regulation, and strategies to encourage adult self-awareness and positive student behavior.

Tessa is a passionate, engaging and inspiring presenter who tackles the tough topics of Trauma Informed Approaches, Communication, Positive Guidance, Reflective Practice, Self-Care, and Diversity with a balance of expertise, honesty, and humor. Tessa has a Master’s degree, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), is Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsed Level III (IMH-E III) and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CTTS). She has been the Mental Health Coordinator for a federally funded early childhood agency for over 20 years where a significant part of her role is supporting classroom teachers, home visitors, coaches, and parents with social emotional development for children, to include creating practices of prevention and intervention for children and families. Tessa actively trains, consults and partners with organizations and Prekindergarten through 12th grade schools to enhance relationship-based and trauma informed skills and strategies used with professionals, students and parents. The Neurosequential Network acknowledges that Tessa has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level. Tessa is a certified trainer for Arizona ACES. She is an international speaker and statewide consultant.

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