I remember working with a little girl in my office when I was a young resident. She was one of hundreds of traumatized youth I was working with that year. Her treatment goal? To be willing to get her hands dirty. She had been physically beaten and neglected so horribly that she was afraid of making even the smallest mistakes. Day by day, moment by moment, we created an atmosphere of trust. One day, she came into my office with a smile on her face and said, "I'm ready...." She sunk her hands into the gooey, bright pink paint and proceeded to smear the color all over paper. Then I smiled. I took a glop of paint and plopped it on my nose. She giggled with delight. She painted her face, her hands, the paper, my face, my hands.
You're already doing this - you're an inspired professional with a huge heart who's hungry for more and wants to reach more children and families....
You're burned out because you know you want to help the children and families you work with but need more "how to" and practical strategies....
to deep dive into ways to reach children and families and begin to transform the culture of your work.
— Lynn, Medical Provider, Retreat Attendee
Thank you for filling my cup & giving me space to care a bit for myself. I feel ready and excited to share with staff and patients.
Imagine participating in a community of connected, compassionate professionals who want to create meaningful changes and impact the lives of children and families. We believe that relationships and connection build resilience. Join us in this trauma-informed, monthly learning collaborative to gain support, tools, and wisdom in the ConnectEd Collab.
I blend scripts, best practices, and skill sets that mix humor and compassion with knowledge to train professionals how to meaningfully connect. Whether we're talking about staff wellness, burnout, or actionable ways to connect with children and their families, your experience with Dr. Amy will be unforgettable. Learn more about my speaking engagements!
Do you want to learn trauma-informed, efficacious, tools and interventions that support the lives of the children and families? Do you believe in the power of resilience and strong relationships? And do you need to bridge the gap for much-needed mental health support and parent education? If so, my signature curriculum, Cards for Connection, is designed to address just that. Learn more here.
"I’ve been meaning to let you know that I’ve been thinking about the medical provider conference everyday since it ended. You’re really onto something. Thanks for everything you do, including sharing vulnerable moments ..."
— Parent, Attendee at Trauma and Resilience Workshop
“Amy’s workshop was mind blowing. There were so many practical things that no one has ever said to me and I’ve never read anywhere. Too many times, speakers are too perfect and haven’t dealt with the any of the things they are presenting. Amy is real. My husband and I both left her training feeling empowered.”
— Pediatrician, Training Attendee
"I need my own, personal Dr. Amy!"