Dr. Desautels will explore brain development and how the impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and adversity affects learning, emotional regulation, and behaviors with our youth. We will also explore the regulatory and connection practices that begin to build resiliency in the adolescent years.
The developing brains and bodies of our children and youth need to feel safe and to feel "felt" by others to experience social, emotional, physiological, and cognitive well-being.
Developing brain and our stress response systems leading to behaviors that may look disruptive, aggressive, shut down, or disrespectful. Children and youth that carry in chronic behavioral challenges are often met with reactive and punitive practices that can potentially re- traumatize and reactivate the developing stress response systems.
Connections Over Compliance deeply addresses the need for co-regulatory and relational touch point practices shifting student-focused behavior management protocols to adult regulated brain and body states which are brain aligned, preventive, and relational discipline protocols.
This new lens for discipline benefits all students by reaching for sustainable behavioral changes through brain state awareness rather than compliance and obedience.