Did You Know?

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative...

  • More than 2/3 of children reported at least 1 traumatic event by age 16.

  • The national average of child abuse and neglect victims in 2013 was 679,000 or 9.1 victims per 1000 children in the US.

  • Each year, the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assaults would fill EVERY SEAT IN 9 STADIUMS.

  • 1 in 5 high school students is bullied at school and 1 in 6 experienced cyberbulling.

  • More than half of US families have been affected by some type of disaster. That is 54% of the population.

Signs and Symptoms?

Not all of the signs and symptoms of traumatic stress are visible. Parents and teachers have become trauma-sensitive to recognize them at home and school. The signs may often look like other problems in children.

Preschool children may cry or scream a lot, eat poorly or lose weight, and have nightmares. Elementary school children can become extremely anxious and fearful, have a hard time concentrating, and have difficulty getting along with their peers or complain about their sleep. Middle and high school children may be depressed, isolate from others, develop eating disorders and engage in self-harm behaviors, experiment with drugs and alcohol, and become involved in risky sexual behaviors.

What is Trauma?

“A DISTRESSING OR DISTURBING EXPERIENCE.”

When it is chronic and untreated, it becomes Toxic Stress and has serious impact on individual health, social and cultural structure, and economic stability. It adversely affects children’s physical and mental health and can result in death. Trauma has no boundaries and affects children and adults from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. It is one of the common denominators for individuals receiving services from social services organizations and its impact is clearly seen in correctional institutions, jails, schools, hospitals, and the workplace.                                                       

    

Journey on the Road to Resilience

  • Discover New Paradigms of Trauma-Informed Care.

  • Explore the Science of Resilience!

  • Overcome Toxic Stress and Regulate the Nervous System.

Trauma Tools for the Home

  • Discover Healing Strategies for Hurting Children.

  • Build Power-FULL Families.

  • Manage Emotional Dysregulation and Create Resilient Youth.

Trauma Tools for the School

  • Design Safe Places for Students!

  • Create Emotionally Regulated Classrooms.

  • Help Traumatized Children Learn and Focus.

Trauma Tools for the Community

  • Build resilient communities based on modern scientific principles.

  • Colloborate with stakeholders to guard against toxic stress and trauma.

  • Discover innovative programs and services across the nation that give survivors a voice in their own treatment needs.

Course curriculum

Discover the Truth of "ACEs"

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study is a landmark study of the interrelationship between early childhood traumas and adult mental illness, substance abuse, and poor health. Learn what it means for you and how you can reverse the ill effects on your life.

Praise for The Trauma Toolbox

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Who can benefit from the Trauma Toolbox?

Social Workers, Case Managers, CASA, Community Organizations and Providers, Faith-Based Organizations, Family Advocates, Foster Parents, Mental Health, Public Health, Drug and Alcohol Services, Parent Partners, Probation, Law Enforcement, Victim Witness, School Educators/Staff

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Ron Huxley is your Family Healer

  • Ron Huxley, LMFT

    Lead Family Healer

    Ron Huxley, LMFT

    I'm Ron Huxley, your lead Family Healer. I started FamilyHealer.tv in an effort to reach more families who are dealing with the challenges of Trauma, Anxiety, and Parenting. My personal mission is to provide Trauma-Informed tools for individuals and organizations that can empower and transform. I am a licensed Marriage and Family with 30+ years of experience as a Clinician, Mental Health Director, and Trauma-Informed Trainer. I have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren (so far) and I was one of the earliest adopters of online education and therapy way before it was cool or acceptable. I believe that mental health issues are the next global pandemic and we are in desperate need of the tools necessary to stop the growing dilemma of toxic stress, fear, suicide, substance abuse, violence, and hatred our world is suffering. I have a strong personal faith and I bring powerful principles for inner healing to my work as an individual therapist/trainer and online courses. Don't worry, I don't preach but I do use some universal truths to help us heal body, mind, and spirit. I hope you enjoy this course...