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Features & Conferences

Features & Conferences

Our Mission

Teach urban educators how to overcome student trauma so they can teach effectively.

Our Mission

Teach urban educators how to overcome student trauma so they can teach effectively.

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TESTIMONIALS

“THIS! Thank you. Your training is still the best I have ever received. I used your training this school year and I’ve seen every child grow a grade level in one semester (fourth and fifth grade resource special education). THANK YOU ”
Emily Ownby
Teacher in Camden, NJ
The training was awesome! Just really thought provoking, I was making mental notes and trying to focus at the same time. It was supportive, affirming and perspective shifting. So, two thumbs up... this was awesome!
Camille Underwood
School Social Worker
I personally thought it was incredibly helpful. How interactive it was. She did a great job of managing not only the time but the content, and making it really usable and functional for us. I would definitely high recommend it to anyone that's an educator, and to any administrator that's looking for something that can be really easily turned over the next days.
Rachel Baker
Teacher in Camden, NJ
WOW! I'm so glad I decided to invest in myself and take Reverse the Adverse Online Training! feel more empowered and equipped to interact with my students in a more effective way. She is so inspirational, her class was engaging and interactive. There was so much information covered in just 2 hours. Her workbook will stay on my desk and will be the first thing I look at each work day!.
Jennifer Kee
Teacher Assistant in Baltimore, MD

Meet the Founder

Nicole Thompson, Ed.S is an educator, author, public speaker, mentor to urban youth, and retired school psychologist. She has also served as an early intervention therapist and adjunct professor. Nicole is the creator of Reverse the Adverse, a trauma-informed care training for educators and mental health professionals that work with urban students. 

Nicole is also a co-author in Black Therapists Rock: A Glimpse Through the Eyes of Experts in which she shares her story of ACEs and waking up next to her mom’s dead body at 8 years old. She has spoken at Harvard School Mental Health Conference where she received the first standing ovation in over 10 years. Nicole’s work has also been featured in numerous publications, with her most recent appearance in Forbes.

She completed her undergraduate at Temple University and her graduate studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with her Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology.

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