32nd Annual NSCA Elementary School Counselor Conference
"Back to the Love of Learning - Transforming Trauma Informed Classrooms"
April 5, 2019
Lied Lodge and Conference Center
Nebraska City, Nebraska
Presenter - Heather Forbes
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of five books on the topic of working with trauma-impacted children. Coming from a family of educators, Forbes has a passion for helping children in the classroom. Trauma robs children of their curiosity and her passion is to help these students return back to their innate love for learning. She consults and lectures extensively with both general and special education schools around the nation. Her signature style is to bridge the gap between academic research and "when the rubber hits the road" classroom situations, giving teachers and school personnel the understanding and tools they need for even the most challenging of students. Forbes has worked in schools with trauma-impacted students and knows first hand how challenging it can be on a day-in and day-out basis with these students. Additionally, much of her insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, and developmental delays, also comes from her own experience of raising two internationally adopted children and mentoring a severely trauma-impacted young adult.