Julie has the insightful ability to uncover the hidden forces that drive human nature. Adults have called her “the voice of reason and truth” and kids say “she just gets it.” With a blend of wit and wisdom, Julie regularly engages audiences of parents, educators, clinicians, law enforcement and professionals from a variety of disciplines.
Her ability to relate with others will have each person feeling like she is speaking directly to them — and that connection keeps her message alive long after the conversation is over. Julie has been quoted and featured in many outlets. She speaks on topics such as adolescent and elder behavior, caring for aging parents, becoming trauma-informed and developing trauma-responsive practices.
With genuine care, concern, and compassion for others, Julie has made an impact in the relationship we have with adolescents and the elderly.
Discover the importance of becoming trauma-responsive by learning what trauma is, how it affects the brain, and how it impacts behavior. You’ll also get simple strategies to develop rapport and improve functioning. Can be customized to address the following populations or environments: aging adults, adolescents, workplace, schools and communities.
Trauma and mental health concerns are often masked behind misbehavior. Learn how and why trauma and mental health are often misdiagnosed as “bad behavior” and how to spot someone in need. Can be customized to address the following populations or environments: aging adults, adolescents, workplace, schools and communities.
Designed for educators, clinicians, advocates and other first response and support providers, this workshop addresses the cost of caring, the impact of trauma in relationships, and the need for trauma-informed self-care to help educe the impact of vicarious trauma and build resilience.