The Three Pillars of Transforming Care

The Three Pillars of Transforming Care

Trauma and Resilience in the Other 23 Hours

The Three Pillars of Transforming Care is not another trauma training for therapists. This training addresses those working directly with traumatized youngsters in foster care, residential care, schools, youth justice workers, and the family. These individuals need therapeutic strategies in order to meet the needs of young people whose behaviors can be baffling and challenging. Three Pillars is also useful for professionals who train, mentor, and support direct care providers. This training is unique as it blends trauma research with resilience science. Much healing from trauma takes place beyond formal therapy in the natural environment of “the other 23 hours.” Both authors of this course grew up in out of home residential settings.

Participants gain a wealth of trauma-informed concepts and tools.

Two-day certification for working with those who experience trauma or loss.

Course Curriculum

  • Understanding Trauma

    • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    • Types of Severe Adversity and Trauma
    • The Healing Power of Direct Caregivers
  • Trauma and the Brain

    • Principles of Brain Development
    • Trauma and the Triune Brain
    • Dealing with the Many Impacts of Stress
  • Outcomes of Trauma

    • Physical, Social, and Emotional Development
    • The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis
    • The Most Significant Challenge: Dysregulation
  • The First Pillar—Safety

    • Physical, Emotional, Social, and Cultural Safety
    • Pain Based Behavior and Conflict Cycles
    • Dealing with Behaviors of Adult-Wary Kids
  • The Second Pillar—Connections

    • Attachment and Broken Bonds
    • The Child’s Quest to be Normal
    • Strategies to Develop Positive Connections
  • The Third Pillar—Coping

    • Coping with External Challenges and Internal Stress
    • Listening Skills and Verbal Interventions
    • From Coercive Discipline to Calming Together
  • The Road to Resilience

    • Growth Need for Positive Youth Development
    • Special Challenges and Individually Assessed Needs
    • Resilience and the Journey of Healing

Authors and Trainers

Mark Freado, MA in Counseling and MA in Forensic Psychology, is Director of Growing Edge Training, LLC, Westerville, Ohio. He has a forty-year career in mental health, education, social services, program development, leadership, and training. He served in direct care and executive roles with Pressley Ridge and as director of the American Re-ED Association. For over 20 years, he has been a key leader in developing the reclaiming youth movement including serving as Director of the International Training Network for CF Learning, a program of Cal Farley’s in Amarillo, Texas. He and J. C. Chambers co-authored The Art of Kid Whispering: Reaching the Inside Kid. He is also co-developer of Planning Restorative Outcomes, a strength-based assessment model and serves as an expert witness in juvenile justice hearings. He provides professional development and consultation to organizations world-wide.
Howard Bath, PhD, is trained as a clinical psychologist and has studied and worked in both Australia and the USA. He served as the first Commissioner for Children in the Northern Territory and is currently consultant to Allambi Care in New South Wales and other organizations in Australia and beyond. He has worked as a youth worker, manager, agency director, and clinician. He was the inaugural Chair of the Child and Family Welfare Association of Australia, the peak body for service providers representing all states and territories. Dr. Bath has presented widely at international conferences and training seminars and has authored numerous publications on topics including family preservation, out-of-home care, behavior management, autism, and child protection. He is co-author of The Three Pillars of Care: Trauma and Resilience in the Other 23 Hours.