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Site updated: Aug 16, 2019

2019 Training calendar

Approved contract trainers listed at bottom of this page


After years of problems in schools and homes, many at-risk children and youth find themselves trapped in hostile settings, surrounded by unfriendly faces. 

Group homes                 

Foster placements

Emergency shelters  

Alternative schools

Wilderness camps     

Treatment centers
Community programs    

Adolescent Units

Public charter schools


Places like these are often flooded with children and youth who struggle with childhood trauma, conduct disorders, and mental health issues. Some act out destructively, while others shut down or melt down under stress. Most have learned that adults are untrustworthy, and find ways to reject us before we can reject them. 

The best response to hurt and angry youth is NOT harsher punishment or more restrictive settings. While all children benefit from structure and clear expectations, rules must be enforced in the context of relationships. These challenging youth desperately need meaningful connections with trauma-informed adults, people who are trained to understand their struggles, set reasonable limits, and respond therapeutically to their behaviors.

Be at your best when kids are at their worst.

Whether you need a single day of training in verbal de-escalation for foster parents, or a comprehensive multi-day training in verbal and physical interventions for alternative school staff, we have a competency-based program to meet your needs. 

 

TACT2 Contract Trainers

High quality local training.  A limited number of experienced, certified TACT2 instructors have been approved as contract trainers to deliver staff TACT2 / TBM  training outside of their own agencies. Each of these individuals has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge, competence, and skill as practitioner and trainer.  Direct staff training may be arranged with any of these individuals by contracting with them directly, or through Dr. Parese at SBParese@aol.com.

Dr. Christopher Wolfel
Colonial Intermediate Unit #20
Easton, PA
CBWolfel@rcn.com

TACT2 Master Trainer, active since 2004

Approved for TACT2 & TBM/Schools 
exp 8/31/2020



John Mark Toomey

Matthew Clement
OmniCare Institute
Nashville, TN

jtoomey@omnicareinstitute.com

mclement@omnicareinstitute.com
TACT2 Master Trainers, active since 2015
Approved for TACT2 , TBM /FosterCare
exp 8/31/2020



Marit Westrich
Independent
Sioux City, IA 
MMWestrich@gmail.com

TACT2 Senior Trainer, active since 2006 
Approved for TACT2 & TBM/Schools
exp 9/30/2020

Staci Mease

Orchard Place

Des Moines, IA 

smease@orchardplace.org

TACT2 Senior Trainer, active since 2006 

Approved for TACT2 & TBM/Schools

exp 9/30/2020

Lynn Elliot

A2Z StrategiesBaltimore, MD 

lelliot@a2zstrategies.com

TACT2 Trainer, active since 1999 

Approved for TACT2 & TBM/Schools

exp 8/31/2020

 

Robert R. Hagans, III
Open Hands, Inc.,

Washington, DC;  Bowie, MD; New York, NY
RobertRHagans3@gmail.com

TACT2 Senior Trainer , active since 2015                           

Approved for TACT2, TBM/Foster, TBM/Schools  

exp 8/31/2019

 

Everett Richardson
E.W. Stokes PCS    Washington, DC
everettr@ewstokes.org

TACT2 Senior Trainer, active since 2006

Approved for TACT2 & TBM Elementary 

exp 8/31/2020

Teresa Lyons
Health Recovery Services

Athens, OH 
TLyons@hrs.org

TACT2 Master Trainer, active since 2004

Approved for TACT2, TBM/Foster, TBM/DD 

exp 8/31/2020

Patrick Crawford
Crawford Consulting   Cheverly, MD 
plkcrawford@yahoo.com

TACT2 Senior Trainer, active since 2003 

Approved for TACT2 and TBM  

exp 8/31/2020

NOTE: These are the ONLY individuals approved to conduct contract training in TACT2 or TBM outside their agencies.  Contract training conducted by ANYONE else is unauthorized; any staff trained under such conditions are NOT considered TACT2 or TBM certified.  Please notify Dr. Steve Parese (SBParese@aol.com) if your organization has been offered unauthorized training. We will gladly take steps to address the situation and assure that your staff are properly trained and certified.

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