Child Focus Training Center


Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 12:30 PM EST

Add to Calendar 


This is an online event. 


Shelley Drummond 
Child Focus 

Presented by: Soul Bird Consulting

Hosted by: The Resilience Project and Child Focus

                           Healer H.E.A.L Thyself                                              Holistic Embodied Authentic Leadership                                                     for Health and Human Services providers                                                                                    Foundational Series 

                         Tuesday, November 29, 2022  11:00am to 12:30pm                                                  Tuesday, December 6, 2022     11:00am to 12:30pm                                                Tuesday, December 13, 2022   11:00am to 12:30pm

                                                       VIRTUAL Only 


Healer H.E.A.L. Thyself

Holistic Embodied Authentic Leadership                                                                                                          

Register Now!

   Please email Shelley Drummond if you do not receive a Confirmation  Email Please check spam.

FEE: Attendance is Free


Important fee information regarding CEUs:  $15.00 for 4.5 CEUs for Ohio Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists

FREE Department of Development Disabilities CEUs- Pending Approval. 



Session One Description Tuesday 11/29/22: The first session will be an introduction to the terminology and frameworks of holistic, embodied, authentic leadership, and the six trauma- informed care principles as leadership practices.


  1. Participants will understand the terminology of Holistic, Embodied, Authentic Leadership.
  2. Participants will understand the six trauma- informed care principles and how they can be operationalized as leadership practices.

Session Two Description Tuesday 12/6/22: The second session focuses on individual trauma, through the lens of neurophysiology of safety as a somatic experience, and how shock trauma and persistent trauma can present in the body.


  1. Participants will understand the basic neurophysiology of safety and relational trust
  2. Participants will understand shock trauma physiology, frozen defense response, and trauma -resolution practices to use for self and with others.
  3. Participants will understand persistent trauma including relational/ developmental trauma (ACES), and historical trauma, and trauma resolution practices to support self and others to orient towards healing.

Session Three Description Tuesday 12/13/22: The third session focuses on relational/ collective trauma, with a focus on vicarious trauma and historical trauma.


  1. Participants will identify vicarious trauma symptoms and supports
  2. Participants will understand historical trauma.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Amy Rebekah Chavez MA, LMT, SEP, DOULA is a scholar and practitioner of trauma-informed and healing-centered leadership.  She practiced for twenty years as a holistic health practitioner, working as a licensed massage therapist, childbirth educator, birth doula, yoga teacher, community herbalist, and group facilitator, all with a committed focus to supporting trauma healing.  Advanced trauma educational trainings include Somatic Trauma Resolution, Somatic Experience, Neuro Affective Relational Model, and Community Resilience Model from the Trauma Resource Institute. Amy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership and change through Antioch University, where she has deepened her capacity to support groups and organizations to move into a more authentic, responsible, and collaborative leadership culture through engaging a trauma-informed approach.  Amy is passionate about supporting leaders, and those who support others, in learning to self-regulate their nervous systems in service to co-regulation as a leadership practice, and how this cultivates change on individual and systems levels.

WHO’S INVITED? This session is designed for those who have a basic understanding of trauma and wish to become more knowledgeable and skilled in supporting those who have experienced complex trauma.  The interventions and supports described in this training are designed for use not just by clinicians, but also direct support staff, family members and others who interact with and care for the person who has experienced trauma.

ABOUT THE RESILIENCE PROJECT: The Resilience Project is administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBH) with the support of these partner agencies: Child Focus, Inc., Hamilton County DD Services, Clermont County Board of DD, Clermont and Butler County FCF, and HOPE Community Center for Mental Wellness. The Resilience Project is funded by a grant from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).  

 When you register for this training, you’ll also receive the Growing Resilience email with new approaches, updates, and invitations to future trainings. You can unsubscribe any time via the “opt-out” link at the bottom of all our emails. 

Continuing Education

Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved through the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. This program is offered for 4.5 clock hours of continuing education for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Social Work Provider#: RSX129410 Counselor Provider#: RCX029503 Marriage and Family Therapist Provider#: RTX091001                                                                                                                                                Psychologists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association MCE program to offer continuing education for Ohio psychologists. This program is offered for 4.5 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                                      Department of Developmental Disabilities- Pending Approval


Cancellation Policy: The Training Center must be notified 7 days prior to a training via telephone, fax or email in order to cancel a registration and receive a full refund.

We will send information regarding updates and cancellations to the email address used to register for the training. We will also have this information updated on the CF website under Services Tab, then Education and Training. 

Please note:  Because we are not able to control the room temperature to fit everyone’s needs, we encourage you to dress in layers to better accommodate your personal comfort level.

Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is accessible to wheelchairs. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Melanie Palmer at