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Know better, do better.  At Reflecting Relationships, an important part of our mission is to empower parents and professionals to help children thrive by providing high-quality education and training.

I am so grateful for every opportunity to share my knowledge and skills in infant and early childhood mental health and the impact of trauma in early childhood.  As parents and professionals, when we know better, we can do better for our children and give them the tools they need to truly thrive.  14991799_1327480480595278_2867188778076807584_n

What People are Saying: 

“Thank you for presenting at the mini-conference.  I was honestly not really looking forward to the conference itself – they can be sometimes just be dry and boring, and with life being so busy… Then I hesitated about joining your session. I mean, who wants to talk about trauma, right? But I was so wrong.  The information you shared is so very valuable and needed.  I appreciated your speaking style, not dull or boring at all.  I gained insight into what’s behind my daughter’s behavior at home and challenges at school and it was encouraging to hear how resilient people (especially children) can be, and how we can help them with that.  Thanks for not just filling our training logs with hours, but instead filling us with valuable learning which made the whole day worthwhile!” 

– Participant at “Brain Changers: The Profound Impact of Early Childhood Trauma on Brain  Development and Behavior,” Foster Parent Association of WA State Mini-Conference, November 2016 

“The flow of the training was good and the presentation was informative.  I picked up a lot of ideas and a-ha! moments.”  

Participant at “Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach in Early Learning Environments,” Tacoma Infant and Early Childhood Conference, May 2015 

“Awesome training! One of the best trainings I have ever had.  Mary Allison made it interesting by incorporating group activities and various materials.  I wouldn’t change a thing!”

– Participant at “Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood,” February 2015 

If you are interested in scheduling a training for your organization, please contact me at maryallison@reflectingrelationships.com. I look forward to talking with you!

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