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Our Mission

We envision a world of nonviolence in which adults respect children
by ensuring their right to emotional and physical safety.

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Parenting Programs

At the heart of our mission is the desire to support parents
strengthen the connection with their child.

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Professional Development

We offer workshops on attachment theory, interpersonal
neurobiology, trauma informed care to help professionals
build an empathy-based practice in their work.

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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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Trainings

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.

PARENTING PROGRAMS

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.

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Milestones
Milestones

Writing this newsletter marks a milestone for me. My life at Echo has provided an opportunity to attempt to become…

Conference 2017 Highlights
Conference 2017 Highlights

When Echo first announced the theme for this year’s conference – Social & Historical Trauma – some were worried about…

Echo Welcomes Canadian Vistors
Echo Welcomes Canadian Vistors

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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We rely on your generous support to make our parenting classes and other programs available to those who are shaping our children and our future. Please take a moment and support our work.

Highlights from Conference 2017