Heather Lambert has 17 years’ experience as a classroom teacher, school counselor, Lead counselor, school administrator and a 504 coordinator. She has presented her inspiring and challenging messages locally and at national conferences, including: Dickinson ISD, Katy ISD, NARME Pasadena ISD, Pearland ISD, Spring Branch ISD, Stephen F. Austin FQHCC and many community organizations.
Heather Lambert offers educational training, consulting and coaching. She is available to customize mental health and educational training sessions based upon need.
Her current training includes:
1. "It is OK to not be OK" NEW! This training was prepared in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to
help educate and normalize the trauma responses to a large scale natural disaster. This training is ideal
for school counselors, administrators, teachers, parents and communities on the front line working with
those who are impacted and in need.
2. Beyond 13 Reasons- NEW! This training was developed after Heather's appearance on Great Day
Houston to discuss the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. This training is a suicide awareness
training program which includes the systematic development of a safety plan, reintegration plan and
guidelines for working with families and faculties.
3. Words Matter- NEW! This training is based on the recent court ruling attaching criminal
responsibility to a harmful or threatening "virtual presence." This training is appropriate for parents,
caregivers, educators and anyone who works with children and teens. This training debunks the myth of
online "privacy" and addresses pressing online issues such as cyber bullying, sexting, sharing nudes,
and the responsibility of "constant pressure."
4. Developing Trauma Informed 504 and Intervention Plans. This course provides the framework for LSSPs, Counselors, Teachers and Administrators who develop 504 and Intervention plans. This course teaches the impact of trauma, the importance and process of a trauma interview and gives detailed examples of accommodations which may be appropriate for a student impacted by trauma in contrast to those which may exacerbate behavioral and safety issues. This research based course helps streamline approaches to attendance issues, behavioral issues, focus issues, and includes case studies to show the power of trauma informed interventions and accommodations.
5. Anxiety Skills and Drills. This course helps identify 10 major components of anxiety. It employs mindfulness skill building, CBT approaches, and emotional regulation techniques to help minimize the impact anxiety has on daily functioning, self image, and social interactions. This class provides immediate tools to help individuals, clinicians, school counselors, teachers and leaders teach skills and practice drills to gain confidence and reduce anxiety.
As a certified trainer for The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, (TLC) Heather Lambert is available to offer CEUs thru NBCC and ASWB and course certifications leading to a Level 1 Trauma Certification.
1. Children of Trauma & Resilience: Children of Trauma and Resilience introduces participants to a trauma informed and re-
silience focused mindset and teaches participants about toxic stress and trauma, how to help process those experiences and how to foster and nurture characteristics of resilience. This course begins with a strong focus on resilience and includes an exploration of how core values and beliefs direct the way professionals work with children. The four universal needs of all human beings as explained by the Circle of Courage® model including belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are explained and discussed. Partici-
pants learn about the experience of trauma as one that impacts a person’s body and shown a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the brain. Participants learn the importance of sensory-based interventions and how to assess a child’s private logic and universal needs. Finally, participants practice the development of trauma informed and resilience focused support plans for youth.
2. Healing Trauma & Restoring Resilience in Schools: This course takes participants deeper into the brain science of trauma and toxic stress. The polyvagal theory, epigenetics and the science of resilience is explored. The content emphasizes the importance of hope when working with at risk students. Participants learn about the SITCAP® model (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents, and Parents) and practice sensory based interventions from a variety of SITCAP® model programs including Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience specific for schools. Experiential activities showcase how to process trauma, nurture, and restore resilience in students of all ages.
Prerequisite: Trauma Informed Resilient Schools or Trauma Informed Schools and Resetting for Resilience.
3. Resetting for Resilience: This course builds upon the Trauma Informed Resilient Schools course. There is a strong focus on understanding the link between private logic and deficits in the Circle of Courage®’s universal needs with student academic achievement and behavior. Participants will learn how to integrate positive behavior intervention supports, rewards, and consequences into their classroom management systems. Participants will learn how to assess students and create behavior support plans for students. Trauma informed, resilience focused student and classroom scenarios will be presented and discussed in small groups.Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions are discussed. Strategies to collaborate with families and communities and to support staff will be presented. Examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data will be shared.
Prerequisite: Trauma Informed Schools or Trauma Informed Resilient Schools
4. Trauma Informed Resilient Schools: This course teaches school professionals how to create trauma informed schools and
classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety and promoting play are presented. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.
5. Structured Sensory Interventions II: This course takes participants deeper into the brain science of trauma and toxic stress.
The polyvagal theory, epigenetics and the science of resilience is explored. The content emphasizes the importance of hope when working with at risk and traumatized youth. Participants learn about the SITCAP® model (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents) and practice sensory based interventions from a variety of SITCAP® model programs including Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience. Experiential activities and the presentation of case examples showcase how to process trauma, nurture and restore resilience in youth of all ages.
Prerequisite: Children of Trauma and Resilience or Children of Trauma
Please contact [email protected] for customized training options and fee schedules.
What is TLC?
Founded in 1990 by Dr. William Steele,The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in
Children (TLC), a member of the Starr Global Learning Network, offers professionals trauma-informed
training, support, consultation, online learning opportunities, certifications and trauma intervention
programs and tools in trauma intervention programs, tools and techniques for working with children and
families. TLC has trained over 50,000 professionals, including 6,000 TLC certified trauma and loss
specialists working with communities around the world. Certified TLC specialists have been on the
ground following some of the world’s most devastating tragedies, including the Sandyhook Elementary
School shooting in 2012, the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, the terrorist
attacks in New York and Washington D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2005 Tsunami in Southeast Asia.
For more information on TLC, please visit www.starr.org/tlc.
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