The Attach Place specialists develop and provide training workshops to parents and professionals on various topics from Creating Trauma-informed Classrooms for teachers to Stop Yelling 101 for parents.  We collaborate to create the workshop that best meets the needs of the organization. The following are a few of our recent workshops:

Training A: Create Trauma-Informed Classrooms,
Schools, and Recreational Environments (TBD by School)

Ce Eshelman, LMFT is a trauma-informed, Attachment Specialist providing training to classroom teachers, administrators, and IEP teams to support all children, especially those who have difficulty managing their emotions and behavior in the classroom and on the playground.

Teachers want to teach and it is clear that there is more to learning than providing learning experiences.  First, teachers have to get children into a learning frame of mind and body; and for children from difficult beginnings of trauma, abandonment, abuse, separations, and world crises, just to name a few disruptions to safety and sanity, that is easier said than done.

Ce began her career as a classroom teacher and has worked with families and school systems for more than 30 years.  She provides training all across California to educators, social workers, psychologists, therapists, and parents of children from difficult beginnings of trauma and abandonment.


  • Facilitate educators–teachers, administrators, and school personnel–as well as other child-serving professionals, community leaders, and parents an opportunity to explore the importance of trauma-informed care in schools and other child-serving environments
  • Learn about the ACEs studies and neurological research that support creating trauma-informed and sensitive classrooms and school-wide systems of service to support healing from complexities of childhood trauma and learning in this new age
  • Explore and practice hands-on classroom regulation and playground de-escalation of dysregulation
  • Review and evaluate models for creating system-wide trauma-informed school practices from classroom management and discipline to parenting support and IEP team processes

Training B: The Therapeutic Parenting Answer
for Fostering and Adoptive Parents (6 to 7 hrs)

What is trauma-informed care? Learn what makes an experience a “trauma” and how such experiences create styles of relationship interactions, core beliefs about the self and others, and impairment in typical child development.

Learn how parental attachment styles impact attachment. Identify your own parenting and attachment styles. Identify your child’s attachment style. Develop a coherent narrative for yourself. Understand trauma’s impact on the brain and how corrective parenting heals Complex Developmental Trauma in children and, even, adults.


  • Learn 7 areas of impairment in children resulting from complex trauma exposure
  • Learn about the 4 attachment styles
  • Recognize signs of disrupted attachment in children and in the family
  • Understand core beliefs of securely attached and insecurely attached children
  • Gain practical strategies for correcting maladaptive behavior while fostering emotion regulation

Training C: Getting Your Ducks In A Row:  Creating a Regulating Environment for Children and Adults from Difficult Beginnings
(TBD–4 to 7 hrs)

Children and adults from difficult beginnings of abuse, trauma and attachment challenges often have a hard time managing their emotions. If you live or work with one (or more) of them, you know all about those difficulties. This course will help you develop a regulating internal and external environment to maximize regulation in the most important places—your home, work or classroom. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for a fun-filled day of getting a grip on emotional regulation from the inside out.


  • Explore the Role “Sensory Out-of-Sync-ness” Plays in Regulation
  • Experience First Hand the Causes of Regulation & Dysregulation
  • Learn the Role of Therapeutic Interactions including Parenting in Regulation
  • Practice Regulation Tools
  • Set Up the Materials for the Zones of Regulation for Home or Other Settings
  • Discover the Role of Play in Regulation
  • Receive Hands-on Materials to Create a Sensory Calming Corner at Home, Workplace, and Classroom

Training D: Survival Brain Busters:
Beyond the Basics of Regulation (TBD–6 to 7 hrs)

This course is designed for parents who have a solid understanding of trust-based therapeutic parenting principals and brain-based parenting.  This takes parenting to a new therapeutic level by identifying target behaviors and specifically addressing how to engage a child to decrease reactivity, shame spirals, and dysregulation.


Understand the function of Survival Brain.
Identify the behavior associated with trauma.
Learn regulation strategies to facilitate regulation in traumatized children.
Explore the regulating function of play.
Identify lagging skills in children with Complex Developmental Trauma.
Evaluate shame in creating dysregulation.
Discover advanced strategies for creating safety at home.

Training E: Attachment Is in Our DNA:
Attachment at Work (6-7 hrs)

What makes people tick?
Why do some people work really great with you and others, not so much?
What is it about you that could be causing friction?
What is it about you that could be smoothing it out?

Your attachment style and the styles of those you work with are engaging you, with or without your knowledge.  This workshop brings these hardwired tendencies out of the shadows into the light of mindfulness.  From that place, working together can be more connected, meaningful, and satisfying.

This workshop will help you identify your attachment style, spot other styles at work, and grow stronger EQ through coherent narrative and mindful, attuned engagement.


Understand the 4 attachment styles and assess personal attachment style
Learn the elements of secure attachment and disturbances to secure attachment in
Understand the value of a coherent narrative and begin personal narrative work for personal coherence
Learn the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on health and wellness and assess personal score
Learn the impact of Adverse Childhood Neglect Experiences on health and wellness and assess personal score
Explore the healing impact of resilience ACES and assess personal resilience score
Identify attachment style behaviors in the workplace
Practice secure attachment leadership interventions in the workplace
Explore mindfulness practices in the workplace for health and wellness to connection and mental health

Training F: P.A.C.E. Parenting for Parents of
Traumatized Children

Learn how to have an attitude of therapeutic parenting–not just techniques.  This training will give you an understanding of Dan Hughes’ model of therapeutic parenting–P.A.C.E.  You will experience live demonstrations and plenty of practice to be able to walk the talk of being a trauma-informed parent or provider of social services of children from difficult beginnings.


  • Learn 7 areas of impairment in children resulting from complex trauma exposure
  • Recognize signs of disrupted attachment in children and in the family
  • Understand core beliefs of securely attached and insecurely attached children
  • Learn P.A.C.E. strategies and practice skills
  • Gain practical strategies for correcting maladaptive behavior while fostering emotion regulation with P.A.C.E.

Other Professional Services Provided by The Attach Place


Intern Supervision: Certified Supervision for Board of Behavioral Sciences Practicums

Advocacy: Attendance at IEPs and Other School-based Meetings

For more information about building and scheduling a training specifically designed for your environment, contact Ce at or (916) 403-0588.