Training Menu

Primary audience– Schools, businesses, public, private, or faith-based organizations

All training can be provided virtually or in person.

Training content tailored to your population and time allotment

Base cost $750 for 1.5 hour of training (Additional fee for groups of 50+ participants, mileage, and lodging) 

Series training discount $400/ea
Development of a custom training with Co-Ownership and Co-Branding- $2,500
Speaking Engagement $1,500 plus travel 

The core components of all training: 

  • All training prioritizes human connection.
  • Interactive- Open exchange communication encouraged 
  • Training utilizes multiple modalities (auditory, visual, print, tactile, and kinesthetic) 


MindfulnessLearn the science behind mindfulness. Participants will be led through a mindful experience. 

Cultural Competence- Cultural competence encompasses knowledge, attitudes, and skills to adapt to the cultural contexts of our community. Cultural competence requires self-awareness, curiosity, and open-mindedness. 

Community Cultural Wealth- Harness the power of diversity. Learn how to harness the power of your community’s cultures, knowledge, skills, abilities, and contacts. 

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience—This session covers the ACEs study, the categories of ACEs, the short—and long-term impact of ACEs, and local/national data. Participants will also discuss the Resiliency scale. 

Toxic Stress and Resilience- We all have stress! Participants review ACEs, toxic stress, and NEAR Science (neuroscience, epigenetics, ACEs, resiliency. Explore how ACEs may impact body reactions and behavior. We discuss how to respond with trauma-informed care and healing-centered engagement.

Trauma-informed Approach: Explore six fundamental Principles- safety, transparency, support, collaboration, voice, and culture.

Post-traumatic Growth- Hope for healing- 30-70% of individuals who have experienced trauma also report positive change and growth from the experience. 

Healing-Centered Approaches- We will discuss the distinct differences between being trauma-aware, trauma-sensitive, and trauma-responsive. Learn approaches to focus on wellness. 

Protective Factors Series

A different approach to working with families that can be interpreted and applied in various settings. Implementation happens through a series of “small but significant changes” to daily practice rather than large-scale program modification. 

The program can elect the entire series, the overview, or a select protective factor.

  • OverviewA national and international initiative aimed to develop and enhance five specific characteristics (protective factors) that help keep families strong and children safe from abuse and neglect.
  • ResilienceResilience is the ability to recover from difficult life experiences and often to be strengthened by and even transformed by those experiences.
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child DevelopmentGuardians who know about child development will likely have more realistic expectations of their children. With that knowledge, guardians are better able to provide an appropriate amount of nurturing, supervision, and guidance.
  • Concrete Support in Times of NeedEvery family needs help. No matter the level of need, help from relatives, friends, organizations, churches, and various other sources can be a lifeline for families in need.
  • Children’s Social-Emotional Competence- Children’s social-emotional competencies emerge gradually as a natural developmental process. When guardian-child relationships are mutually rewarding, there is greater enjoyment, increased responsiveness, and decreased likelihood of maltreatment.
  • Social ConnectionsGuardians with a social network of emotionally supportive family, friends, and neighbors often find it easier to care for themselves and their children. Research has shown that guardians who are isolated, with few social connections, are at higher risk for child abuse and neglect.
  • Moving Knowledge to ActionReview the basic Protective factors Framework and create enthusiasm about implementing more ideas, activities, and attitudes that reflect this strength-based philosophy.

Contract Services

Explore the Power of Community

There are clear distinctions between communication and engagement. Engagement begins by developing authentic relationships. Building Community can develop and implement an outreach plan to strengthen relationships and engagement with underrepresented groups in your school or agency. Building Community also supports schools and agencies in developing community partnerships to help them meet their mission.

Standards of Quality for Families Strengthening & Support

Developed by the California Network of Family Strengthening Networks and adopted by the National Family Support Network. Building Community, LLC can lead organizations (public, private, or faith-based) through a self-assessment exploring quality practices related to family-centeredness, family strengthening, embracing diversity, community building, and effective evaluation. Once the initial assessment is completed, Building Community, LLC will support programs to identify an area to address. We will provide a summary report with suggested actions to increase quality. 

Supplemental Coaching

Programs can contract for ongoing consultation, oversight, or coordination of quality improvement efforts. Contracts can span a quarter, a year, or be continuous. (Cost determined by the specific scope of work)