"I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the information, energy, and passion you brought to our leadership team meeting this past Wednesday at the County Office of Education. Your topic is SO important for all of us to be aware of! The numbers of us impacted by traumatic experiences is simply staggering. Your presentation was very powerful and highlighted the importance of us needing to educate ourselves around trauma-informed care. As someone who has worked in the field of Early Learning Special Education for the past 20 years (and a big proponent of the Teaching Pyramid!), I thank you and salute you for the important work you have been doing to elevate all of us! Keep talking and spreading your message! THANK YOU!!!!!" -Marina, Executive Director
"I had the pleasure of attending your keynote and break out session on Saturday at the Infant Development Association Conference! Wow!!!!! Why haven’t I attended any of your talks before???? Your message and its delivery were hands-down, THE BEST!"
- Ana, Infant and Toddler Teacher
"I left inspired and I am reflecting about all the information gained from your presentation and workshop. I am an Early Education Coach working to support preschool teachers and their working peers whom serve at risk children and families. Your knowledge, presence, sense of humor and passion danced together so well...I loved it." - Marisa, ECE Coach
"Thank you for sharing resources with us! I really appreciated your workshop. I left feeling energized, was reminded of how important it is to be present and available for my students, and felt much more present in my body than I have in a long time." - Emma, High School Teacher
"Your personal transparency and authenticity are beautiful to see and your self disclosure made your info relatable on a personal level." - Dawn, Preschool Teacher
"Your gentle and genuine approach to a very difficult and challenging topic make it easier for us. You have a great wealth of knowledge that is remarkable. And what makes it even more remarkable again is the way you approach the topic, and the tender way you open your beautiful heart to us all by sharing your own personal story and journey, wow THANK YOU."
- Rosie Family Subsidy & Children's Service Specialist
"Thank you so much Julie for always opening a new door for me. Your positive attitude, spirit and dedicated practices make a difference in adults as well as children's lives." - Amira Mohamed, Teacher at Penninsula Family Services
"Thank you both so much for such a mind & soul filling presentation! - Kylie Peria, Kindergarden Teacher
"Attending Part 1 of the TIP Training for our K-8 teachers was amazing! It was like watching a netlix show and binging it all in one go and we could not wait for Part 2." - Kathi Tran, Moreland Elementary
"When a child is having a meltdown, uncontrollably crying or screaming I would in the past say “When you’re ready to talk I will be over there” and then I would go about being with the other children. In the past I did not want to “encourage this behavior by giving them attention.” Now after taking your trauma-responsive and resilience building training I say “You are feeling big emotions. I am here. You are safe.” And then rub their back if they welcome it or just be with them. I have found when another child needs me during this time, they will come over and whisper their question or sit with us. I worried before that the other children would feel neglected when I gave attention to the dysregulated child. I have found over the last 3 months attending your training, that the other children seem to appreciate that I’m giving my time and attention to the child that needs me and they know I am there for them too." - Kathryn Clark Silveira - CARE4EM