Mission & Core Principles

Center for Optimal Brain Integration™ (COBI)

"Giving Every Child and Adult a Voice"

"Growing Human(E) Beings"

A NorthStar and Heartfelt approach that promotes optimal brain integration so that all children and adults can have optimal health socially, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.

 

Mission:

At the Center for Optimal Brain Integration, we provide training and a range of services to support individuals, programs and communities to become trauma responsive and build capacity for coping, resilience and healing.

Core Principles

  • Build Mutually Respectful and Trusting Relationships

  • Understand Stress and Trauma

  • Establish Safety and Predictability

  • Focus on Strengths and Promote Coping, Resilience and Healing

  • Build Empathy and Understanding: “What is Strong with You” versus “What is Wrong with You”

  • Take Responsive Actions to Support Equity and Justice

  • Plan and Engage for Sustainability ​

 

Terms and Symbols:

Northstar - We work with a sense of hope that toxic stress and trauma can and will be changed for the better over time as a result of individual, community and collective sources of strength, resilience, and perseverance

 

Heart - We focus on children’s, adults’, families’, programs’ and communities’ strengths, assets, capacities and promise

 

Optimal Brain Integration - The neurobiological foundations that support healthy development and optimize children and adults’ potential for learning, health and life success