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Welcome to  Campus Orientation for our Supportive Village!

Do your child's trauma behaviors make you feel like a failure? If your child was diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder or another trauma-related mental illness, you don't need to do this alone! Our community will provide guidance and support; comradery and belonging. Our online courses will help you understand why "regular" parenting isn't working and will set you on the right path for healing and connection. Enroll to check out our online campus!

Does Your Child Exhibit 
Trauma Behaviors?

If your child exhibits more than two behaviors, Trauma Drama University's program is a good fit. You don't need to be able to identify an exact cause of trauma to benefit from therapeutic parenting and connecting with healing professionals. Join our village for the support you need!
  • Extreme Anger / Explosive Violence
  • Food Hoarding / Unusual Eating Habits
  • Bedwetting / Urinating Around House
  • Inability to Give/Receive Affection
  • Indiscriminate Affection with Strangers
  • Preoccupation with Fire, Blood, & Gore
  • Lack of Cause & Effect Thinking
  • Poor Impulse Control
  • Executive Function Issues / Learning Lags
  • Severe Anxiety and/or Depression
  • Lying / Stealing
  • Threatening to Hurt or Kill Others 

Positive Benefits of Joining our Village

Sign up to be a part of this hopeful and positive year-long program for education, support, and resources that will set your family on the path to peace and healing. Check out all the cool stuff that's included:

EDUCATION

Fun, interactive online courses to help you understand what is happening to your child as a result of trauma and why regular parenting techniques aren't working.

SUPPORT

Private discussion board to talk about what's going on in your home with other parents who "get it". Become part of this hopeful "village"!

RESOURCES

Monthly webinars featuring industry professionals so you can ask your questions and find out where to reach out for help. Links to recommended resources.

SELF-CARE

Tips for keeping yourself calm, composed, and happy, despite the chaos in your home.

CONNECTION

Learn to develop a healing mindset... your child isn't misbehaving purposefully and requires different tactics to build connection.

FUN!

Participate in our movie or tv watch parties and book clubs with other parents on a similar journey. Make new friends!
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How We Started...

Check out this short video to hear how the concept of Trauma Drama University came to be. We are now a nonprofit, awaiting our 501c3 status.

LIVED experience, lots of research, and an amazing board that includes professionals with credentials healing trauma! Dr. Craig Knippenberg, an adoptive dad and child psychologist heads up our advisory board to ensure our trainings are accurate.

Our Programs have been Endorsed by Dr. Craig Knippenberg and our Advisory Board of Therapists

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All profits support our online campus at Trauma Drama University

Wear Trauma Hearts Proudly!

The HEART represents unconditional love.
The WINGS represent hope and inspiration.
The STITCHES represent healing from trauma.
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Download a Free Gift

Help remind yourself of the effects of trauma on your child's growing brain. Hang this poster somewhere you see it often... the back of the bathroom door, next to your bed, or in your office.

And if you treat kids with trauma, consider buying the larger version to hang in your office!
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MEET OUR FOUNDER
Gina Heumann

Founder, Professor, Author, Speaker, Adoption & Mental Health Advocate, mom to 2 boys
ABOUT GINA:
Gina Heumann and her hubby adopted two boys from Guatemala... her youngest was neglected by his foster mom, resulting in over a decade of chaos and frustration. Through her love of research, Gina tried and tested many therapies and treatments and finally found a path to healing. She is now the author of Love Never Quits: Surviving & Thriving after Infertility, Adoption, and Reactive Attachment Disorder (gold recipient of the prestigious Parent's Choice Award); and she presented a TEDx on how Childhood Trauma Affects us All.
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