Professionals Pack: Audios for Helping Parents in Your Practice


An in-depth resource for professionals (LMFT, MSW, RN, ECE) who want to expand their ability to help children and families in good times and under traumatic circumstances.


This collection of some of our most-requested audios will help you serve the families in your care whether they are recovering from trauma or just trying to understand their emotional lives.

The Brain Science of Children's Emotions

In this call replay, Certified Hand in Hand Parenting instructors Karen Wolfe, LMFT and Shelley Macy, MA, will introduce you to the Hand in Hand Parenting tool of Staylistening. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of what to do when a child you are working with refuses to cooperate or begins to meltdown, how to teach this tool to parents you work with, and the neuroscientific reasoning behind why it works.

Helping Families Recover from Traumatic Separations

Children and families experience separations frequently. Whether for daily daycare drop-offs, divorce, adoption, foster care, a death in the family, immigration, detention, or other situations, these separations can be hard and even traumatic for everyone in the family. Please join Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructors, pediatrician, Dr. Pam Oatis and Shelley Macy, MA, to learn gentle, deeply effective tools for helping families heal from the hurts of traumatic separation in this call replay.

How Hand in Hand Tools are Used by Professionals

Listen as Certified Hand in Hand Instructors Robin Setchko, LMFT, Maya Coleman, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Beth O'hanneson, MS, LMFT, and pediatrician Dr. Pamela Oatis, explore the many ways different types of professionals use Hand in Hand Parenting to benefit their clients.

Making Our Preschools Trauma-Aware

Maya Coleman, PhD Clinical Psychologist and Judith Wides, MA, MEd, LMFT, discuss ways that preschool teachers and administrators can incorporate the Hand in Hand tools into their classrooms and programs. These concrete, connection-based, trauma-informed tools help teachers build the strong relationships on which the development of children’s regulatory, attentional, and social skills depend.

Why Is Self-Care is Vital in Caring Professions–and Parenting?

Does parenting cause caregiver stress syndrome? How can parental burnout be prevented? Listen to a discussion of these questions and learn tools to help professionals caring for families care for themselves, too. We want to help professionals build parental muscle for self-care while child rearing, and to learn how to pass these skills on to parents. Led by Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructors, pediatrician, Dr. Pam Oatis and educators and child-care professionals, Shelley Macy, MA.

Serving Families Affected by ACEs

New insight into recovery after Adverse Childhood Experiences.

“Where other [practices] may focus on different ways to handle the emotional experience, teaching techniques for self-regulation, Hand in Hand looks at what is happening in the environment and what happens when we provide holding for that emotional experience.” – Maya Coleman, PhD

Clinical psychologist Maya Coleman, PhD Clinical Psychologist and pediatrician, Dr. Pam Oatis discuss:

  • Five tools that help the whole family after ACEs.
  • A family-centered process to foster emotional recovery.
  • How play can be used effectively as a healing tool after trauma.
  • Fascinating neuroscience behind the Hand in Hand Parenting tools.
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