Resilience Begins with You
Resilience Begins with You
Jess Bernal is a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to providing the best training, education, and support to those dedicated to providing care and building resilience in young children and their families. Core values: inclusion, diversity, and social justice.
Jess has a rich resume in providing training, consultation, workshops, and reflective supervision on a multitude of topics related to early childhood mental health and disabilities. All services are individualized so any audience can access the information. This includes: Parents, teachers, home visitors, therapists, managers, and directors.
Click the link below to contact Jess to further discuss availability, topics, and rates.
Challenging behaviors? Self Care? Trauma? Brain Development? Disabilities? My goal is to take the most relevant and important information when working with young children and be able to engage multiple audiences. Each training can be modified to the varying needs of:
With almost a decade of experience working within the Mental Health and Disabilities content areas of both Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Jess is now offering consultation services to ensure that Head Start and Early Head Start grantees are not only meeting program requirements, but thriving in their support to children and families with mental health and disability needs. Examples of consultation support include:
The challenges faced over the past year have opened up a new level of need children, teachers, parents, and us as individuals below are a set of trainings developed specifically for needs related to COVID-19:
New workshops designed to meet your organization's needs. Workshops can be individualized.
Below is a sample of some of the most frequently requested training topics. All topics can be adapted to different audiences and time lengths depending on your program need:
Social/Emotional/Behavioral and Mental Health Content Areas:
Disabilities and Inclusion Content Areas:
Have a specific training need for your staff? A certain topic you need to cover for your performance standards? We can work together to create an individualized training to meet your programs needs.
Training structures vary and can be modified to meet your organizations need.
A snippet from a Trauma Informed Care training discussing how exposure to stress and trauma activates a full body response. This is increased by toxics stress and complex trauma, and impacts children's behavior.
Conference promotional video for keynote speaking engagement in San Jose, CA 2022
A snippet from a Parent Fatigue and Self-Care Training discussing how COVID-19 creates toxic stress and negatively impacts the mental and emotional wellness of parents and caregivers.
Discussing neurodevelopment, infant and early childhood mental health, and prevention and early intervention after presenting at the Zero to Three Annual Conference.