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Course Details

Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever—And What We Can Do About It

This online video series is a guide that will put principles into action for educators and community change-makers around the world that want to create lasting change from the inside out!

Children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever.

We were seeing these shifts before COVID 19 and now it is only intensified. Faced with this epidemic of emotional health crises and behavioural problems, working with kids has become more challenging than ever.

That’s why we built this series.

This 12- session online educational series is a trauma-informed guide to creating the conditions for change. It empowers those who lead children and youth with attachment-based strategies to restore their caring leadership role and build emotional safety in their schools or programs. We shed light on what is behind some of the challenging behaviours we see, and look to practices that can help us restore and awaken caring feelings in our children and youth.

Be part of something bigger

By joining this series your team will be part of a community of change-makers from all around the world! We look forward to guiding you and your team through this series.

What's included:

12 Video Sessions

 Strategies to shift and support students and classrooms. 

Individual or Group

Learn at your own speed 
or in a group setting.

Use Any Device

Take your course on the go on any phone, tablet, or computer!


In this series your team will learn:

• How to be trauma-informed and attachment based leaders so that they can help ALL kids reach their full potential.

• How to build, feed, and protect the relationships with the kids they work with.

• Why children are anxious or bossy, aggressive or checked out, and what leaders can do to address these behavioral issues at their root.

• How to help children and groups shift their identity as the “problem child” or “bad class”.

• To understand what’s behind the behavior & how to help.

• How to create the conditions for change.

• How we can build thriving learning communities.
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Our Approach is:

•  Attachment/relationship based

•  Rooted in developmental science

•  Insight based (beyond behaviour)

•  Trauma-informed

•  Focused on emotional health & well-being
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"Out of all the professional development I have taken in my life as well as advocating for services for my students; nothing has been as helpful and impactful as this series! 
Chelsea Badger
Teacher, British Columbia, Canada

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Although I have never met Hannah and Tamara, I feel as though I have been on a long rewarding journey with them! I have enjoyed every session and especially loved their personal stories. Each week I have taken on their ‘challenges’ and have spent many hours reflecting on my teaching practices in this light.

The take away knowledge and understandings have given me a new sense of empowerment. I have the tools to create a safe classroom community which supports all my learners, but is especially compassionate and inclusive to those who have feelings of anxiousness or have experienced trauma.

From the bottom of my heart, I am thankful for the work they do to inspire us educators to create safe classroom learning environments, to encourage us to care first and foremost for our students’ emotional well being and for their passion and willingness to share their experience and knowledge with us."

Designed for the individual, 
schools and groups

We offer several options for you to customize your professional development experience and get support in the ways that work best for your team.
Maybe your staff just want to know more about one topic.

Or perhaps they wish for a few sessions to explore a broader theme.

Perfect. Group viewings of the material may be what you want. Get together with your team, explore a topic and discuss!

On the other hand, you may be ready to dive in for the whole discovery journey and purchase a site-license so that your whole team can learn together or individually, at their own pace.

With site-licenses, individuals can access the material on their own, at their own time and get support as they need it. They can visit the material over and over again when challenging behaviors pop up and they need a refresher. Site-licenses also include as many group viewings as you like!

Whether you wish to dip a toe in the water or fully immerse yourself or your team – we welcome you!

We understand that every organization is unique. We can help you customize a learning package that will specifically meet the learning needs of your team.

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Use any device to access the course material!

Join us as we move from insight into practice and transform our schools and community programs from the inside out.

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"Fostering school communities of care and compassion is a central tenet of our District Strategic Plan. We are looking for timely and dynamic resources, to bring healthy staff-student relationships and social emotional capacity for all, into the centre of our conversations. This video series is such a resource!"
Richard Matthews
District Counsellor, Cowichan Valley School District
"Hannah and Tamara are a team! Their warm and lively presentation of the material served as a living example of their principles. We were witnesses to a dance that flowed effortlessly as first one and then the other took the lead in teaching. Mutual respect, knowledge of one another, fluid familiarity with their subject, and heartfelt warmth created an atmosphere ideal for learning. The material was presented clearly and theory was made accessible by use of personal stories and examples. Hannah and Tamara offer a path to healing. They passionately care about their students, both children and adults. This was evident in their warm connection with us, the material and each other. Bravo! The twelve sessions flew by."
Laina Clugston, M.A.
Teacher, ChildCare Consultant, South Freeport, Maine

Be a part of a community of change-makers from all around the world!


Let's get started! 
Build your customized learning package: 

Schools & Boards
Pre-K to Grade 12

1 year site-licenses and group viewing packages for teachers, counsellors, principals and those who lead children from preschool to the end of secondary school.
Kids of All Ages

1 year site-licenses and group viewing packages for program facilitators, counsellors, community workers and instructors who lead children and youth.
"Thank you both for the most valuable Professional Development series. I have been relishing each week more and more!

The power of your activities in releasing expression and activating caring feelings has been so remarkable to witness. I also really loved hearing you talk about holding positive belief in our children and seeing their potential now. Thank you very much for sharing your insight and experience."
Anna Freedman
Design Thinking Coach for Children & Young People, London, UK
"Almost overnight, this course literally changed the way I teach. 

I would highly recommend it to anyone that is having trouble reaching their students. Hannah and Tamara are amazing instructors and have a wealth of knowledge."
Kelly Neville
Educational Assistant, Kingston, Ontario

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