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This FREE webinar series has been created to support educators and school personnel during this transitional time back to a new normal, post-COVID. Each session is a spotlight into the specific traumatic challenges affecting students after the pandemic and beyond. 

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with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
Developmental Trauma Expert

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of numerous books on the topic of working with children impacted by trauma. Coming from a family of educators, Heather has a passion for helping children in the classroom. Trauma robs children of their curiosity, and Heather’s 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 and the world.

Holidays, Transitions, & Turmoil

With the fun of the holidays also comes the disruption to our regular routines, the heightened strain on our nervous systems, and the potential for emotionally taxing meltdowns. For children and teenagers who have been affected by trauma, this time can prove to be particularly challenging. Most traumatic experiences happen during a time of transition. This can leave a lasting impact of fear on a child’s perception of future transitions and during celebratory times where there is an inconsistency of schedules.


If teachers and parents supporting these children and teens are unaware of this intricate dynamic, the outcome for everyone involved can be devastatingly disappointing, difficult, and disheartening.


Join this webinar to learn more about what is behind these traumatic responses. Learn strategies and techniques to implement before, during, and after the holidays (both at school and at home) that will help minimize the turmoil. The holidays can indeed be a time of joy and fun…it simply takes a deeper understanding of the challenges they can pose along with what preemptive actions can be taken to ensure a season filled with of love, joy, and happiness.




December 7, 2023

6:00 pm Eastern
5:00 pm Central
4:00 pm Mountain
3:00 pm Pacific
1:00 pm Hawaii

(All times are in Standard Time)

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This webinar will be presented live with Heather T. Forbes from her studio in Boulder, Colorado. Check the times to the left for your specific time zone.

  • Live Webinar

  • Recording Will Be Available

If you cannot make the live webinar, sign-up anyway to receive an email with the link to the recording. The recording will be available three hours after the end of the live presentation.

  • Length: 75 minutes

This webinar is scheduled to be 75 minutes in length. The first hour will be Heather discussing the content of the webinar and the last 15 minutes will be dedicated to the Q&A.

  • Submit your questions for the Q&A

When you register, submit any questions you have for Heather on this topic or any other topic pertaining to students in the classroom. You will also have a chance to ask questions real-time during the webinar.


Hear From Others Who Have Attended Similar Webinars:

"Heather is always so easy to understand. THANK YOU!!! So amazing :)"

"One of the best one-hour comprehensive overviews about trauma in classrooms. I wish all of the teachers at our school could watch this presentation. Excellent!"

"Great webinar. Very engaging and I appreciate that there was a time alloted for Q & A."

"Heather was able to describe so many of my students and their actions. It all makes so much sense to me now.

Thank you."

"I really enjoyed learning about my students. It was an eye opener and I learned a lot of strategies."

"This training really validated all of my experiences with my students of trauma. It provided language and reasons behind why certain things have helped and hindered students on different occasions." 


Beyond Consequences Institute
1630A 30th Street Suite 488
Boulder, CO 80301

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