What We Offer

What We Offer

Harmony provides nationally recognized training on trauma responsive techniques and therapeutic practices to caregivers, professionals, and community organizations. Our trainers use the latest research, combined with their lived experience as parents and professionals, to present practical approaches to real-life challenges.

Training Topics Include...
  • Therapeutic Parenting
  • Education Advocacy
  • Creating Trauma Responsive Learning Environments
    • Introduction to Trauma Responsive Education
    • Creating a Trauma Responsive Classroom
    • The 6 R’s: Creating a Neurodevelopmentally Informed Classroom
    • Supporting Sensory Needs in the Classroom
    • I Feel Angry in My Tummy: Teaching Self-Regulation Skills to Children
    • Teaching with the Brain in Mind
    • Rhythm is Regulating:Somatosensory Activities for Traumatized Children
  • Beyond ACEs – Strategies and Techniques for Trauma Responsive Care
  • Building a Trauma Responsive and Resilient Community
  • Becoming a Trauma Responsive Faith Community
  • Trauma Responsive Sports: Principals and Practices for Coaches
    • Introduction to The Neurosequential Model (non-certification):
    • The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
    • The Neurosequential Model of Education (NME)
    • The Neurosequential Model of Sports (NMS)
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) – De-escalation Strategies for Parents and Professionals
  • Implementing Trauma Informed Practices in the Workplace
  • Customized Training to meet the unique needs of your organization, school, or faith community
  • Conference Workshops and Keynote Addresses
  • Consultation and Technical Support

Consultation and Technical Support

Harmony staff also provide consultation and technical support on implementing trauma responsive care in community organizations, civic groups, faith communities, schools and child welfare agencies.


Monthly Trainings:

Webinars for Caregivers and Professionals

Adoption and Guardianship Preparation

Adoption Awareness

  • The Adoption Awareness Training is a two-part web-based training with the goal of increasing the overall understanding of the adoption process in the State of Tennessee. The targeted audience consists of DCS Permanency Specialists, Family Service Workers, Provider Agency Adoption Specialists, and any other DCS and Provider staff. Topics include introduction to the Adoption Best Practices Manual, the full disclosure process, pre-placement summaries, intent to adopt, termination of parental rights, preparing children for adoption, and the recruitment of adoptive families for children in full guardianship.


TN DCS Foster Parent Training 

For more information about our training and consulting services, please contact Keith A. Bailey, Ph.D. – Professional and Community Development Director. keith@harmonyfamilycenter.org.

The Neurosequential Model

Since 2016, Harmony has been studying and applying the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)™ for clinical guidance and community development. The NMT™ was developed by Dr. Bruce Perry, an internationally renowned neuroscientist and child psychiatrist, who served as the trainer and mentor for Harmony’s first year of study. NMT™ is a developmentally informed model that incorporates the latest neuroscience research to help guide treatment planning and therapeutic interventions. It helps our staff to assess children’s trauma histories and past relational supports in addition to their current functioning and relational and community supports; this gives a holistic view of their overall developmental experience rather than just relying upon diagnoses alone. Harmony, an NMT™ site-certified agency, was involved in a five-year federally funded research study using the NMT™ metric as an assessment tool to guide therapeutic interventions with adoptive families in Tennessee, many of whom adopted children through the child welfare system. The research was funded by the Children’s Bureau and has been conducted in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. To find out more about this research, please visit The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) site.

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