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  • Help Us Shape the Next Generation

    Recently, I visited our Saturday parenting class. Observing the class reminded me that Echo’s work is quite literally life changing.…

  • The Promise of Post-Traumatic Growth

  • Coming Forward About Sexual Assault – the Wisdom of Judith Herman

  • The Impact of Trauma

    We have talked a lot about how childhood trauma impacts emotional regulation and can leave us oscillating between anger and…

  • Journey to Trauma-Informed Practice

    “Fine! Y’all keep calling me up to this school and I don’t know what to do with her. So how…

  • Going Deeper

    Life can be compared to a puzzle. It is comprised of many small pieces. When we see the pieces together,…

  • Trauma-Informed Support for Children

    You’ve worked through the questions in our infographic “What Lies Beneath Behavior?” and instead of judging or punishing you’ve figured…

  • What Lies Beneath Behavior?

    Our goal at Echo is simple: Let’s stay open and curious to what lies beneath behavior and most importantly of…

  • Milestones

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

  • 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 hosted a delegation from Montreal School District this week. On Monday, they kicked up their heels at the one-day…

  • How to be Trauma-Informed – for Real!

    Okay, we’ve got it: Not “what’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who…

  • Annual Appeal: Echo Appreciates You!

    Imagine a world where all children are promised a childhood filled with empathy and connection, free of physical and emotional harm;…

  • Help for the Holidays

    Hi all! My name is James. I’m a new trainer at Echo and excited to be a part of Echo…

  • Sustaining Support

    That teaching is stressful work is hardly news. But the extent to which teachers experience toxic stress in connection with…

  • True Resilience

        I recently came across an article in the NY times by Paul Seghal called “The Profound Emptiness of ‘Resilience” I…

  • Healthy Rage and Trauma?

    “The pain of rage is a normal and predictable response to perpetual experiences with degradation, devaluation, and domination. It is…

  • Empathy Takes Practice

    by Co-Executive Director, Diana Ayala Every time I hear the word empathy outside of my work environment I begin to pay…

  • Do’s and Don’ts of a Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classroom

    The summer break is upon us and right now parents and teachers are taking a much-deserved deep breath before jumping into…

  • The ACEs You Don’t Know…Adverse Community Experiences

    Echo has recently expanded its focus to look at Adverse Community Experiences. What is that, you may ask. The Adverse…