Professional Training

Training A: Create Trauma Sensitive 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, educators, 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 or 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

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

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