Echo Parenting & Education envisions a world of nonviolence
in which adults respect children
by ensuring their right to emotional and physical safety.
Welcome to Echo Parenting & Education where our vision is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of every child. We teach parents and professionals tools and strategies that promote the kind of safe, stable nurturing relationships that lead to healthy development as well as healing from generational trauma.
Our curriculum includes the latest research on brain development, the practice of nonviolent communication, emotional skill building and how to build resilience in young people. We also create a safe space for adults to reflect on their own adverse childhood experiences, which if left unaddressed can continue the cycle of generational trauma. We believe that all behavior is communication and by staying curious about the basic human needs or trauma responses that lie beneath behavior, we endeavor to create a more just, accepting and compassionate world.
Throughout the year, Echo offers a variety of professional development opportunities for anyone who works with families and children. We provide an introductory training for educators (Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classrooms) and a general training (Working With Childhood Trauma). Our annual Changing the Paradigm Conference appeals to professionals from all over the world who are looking for the latest science on childhood trauma coupled with practical applications. In partnership with Treatment Innovations (developer of Seeking Safety™), we offer several opportunities during the year to become trained as a facilitator in the Seeking Safety™ training.
Trauma-Informed Parenting Classes
Our 10-class parenting series draws on the latest scientific research on brain and child development, as well as the effects of childhood toxic stress. Discover how to communicate in ways that deepen your relationship with your child and begin to model the skills that are proven to help your child succeed at school, have more rewarding relationships and enjoy a longer, healthier life.
Spanish from 9am to 11am
English from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Free child care provided.
News & Resources
Echo hosted a delegation from Montreal School District this week. On Monday, they kicked up their heels at the one-day…
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