Just like the willow...strength can be seen when stress and pressure create a bend rather than a break.

Resilience in children and teens is a learned capacity to remain strong during life’s pressures and difficulties.  A child who develops resilience can experience positive growth even after experiencing trauma.  This post-traumatic growth is characterized by greater empathy for others, self-compassion, improved self-regulation, gratitude for the little & everday experiences, and greater purpose or meaning of life.

Dr. Woods provides live workshops and online webinars to support parents, teachers, and therapy professionals.  Topic areas include trauma, Indigenous children & trauma, mindful leadership for teachers, and other in-demand topics.  For more information, click here.

Dr. Woods is a Certified Trainer with the National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children (TLC).  She is able to provide live workshops that lead to certification with TLC.  She is also developing a certification program for therapists based on Interpersonal Neurobiology for Trauma & Attachment.  

Dr. Woods has provided parent coaching for almost 10 years to support to support the parents of children with trauma and attachment related difficulties.  She will begin providing online courses, group coaching, and individual coaching to help parents build the skills necessary to decode their child’s behavior while living a peaceful life!

Facebook Pages & Groups

In order to support parents, teachers, social workers, and therapists, Dr. Woods provides weekly content on her Barbara Woods Ph.D. facebook page.  She provides information on topics related to child & teen development, trauma & attachment, resilience, and building strong family connections.  She also supports other therapists to have peaceful, prosperous, and profitable private practices.

She has also has a Facebook group for psychotherapists who are interested in using resilience based interventions with their clients.  She provides free trainings and is developing courses for psychotherapists to build greater skills in working with children, teens, and parents who have experienced trauma and/or attachment disruptions.  If you are a psychotherapist and interested in joining Dr. Wood’s free community, click here to join the Resilience Based Psychotherapists Facebook group.