Train the Trainer Seminar: How to Systemically Weave Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Principles & Techniques into your School

Wed, Sep 14, 2022  9:00am - 3:00pm

Thu, Sep 29, 2022  9:00am - 3:00pm

Train the Trainer Seminar:

How to Systemically Weave Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Principles & Techniques into your School


This intensive two-day seminar has been designed to provide school leaders with the content and skills necessary to establish a positive, trauma-informed, strength-based culture in their schools.

What is Strength-Based Practice?

Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding students, and in particular - those with emotional & behavioral challenges - that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building rather than flaw-fixing. What students do right versus what they do wrong. It begins with the belief that every student has or can develop strengths and utilize past successes to mitigate problem behavior and enhance academic and social functioning.

Schools that establish positive, strength-based cultures often report significantly reduced behavior problems and enhanced academic output.

The Research on Positivity

Recent research shows that the broadening effect (how positive emotions broaden the amount of possibilities we process, making us more thoughtful, creative, and open to new ideas), is actually biological.

Positive emotions flood our brains with dopamine and serotonin, chemicals that not only make us feel good, but dial up the learning centers of our brains to higher levels.

Course Goal

The goal of the seminar is to teach the trauma-informed, strength-based approach and provide training strategies that help participants to better model the approach and systemically weave it into their settings; with the ultimate goal of establishing a positive, strength-based culture in their setting.

Each participant receives Charlie’s books: No Such Thing as a Bad Kid – Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a  Positive, Strength-Based Approach and The Gus Chronicles – Reflections from an Abused Kid, his 150+ page Trainer’s Manual, handouts for staff members, and all Powerpoint slides used during the seminar. There are no copyright issues with any of the material.

Training techniques include: quizzes, exercises, feedback sheets, movie clips, online recognition and support, and numerous action plans to sustain the material.

Session Dates and Times:

September 14,  2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – HealthTrust Building, Concord, NH

September 29,  2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Grappone Conference Center,  Concord, NH


Charlie Appelstein- President of Appelstein Training Resources, LLC



$475.00, lunch and breakfast included both days. 


 NHASEA reseves the right to pivot this event to a virtual setting. Attendees will be notified of this change 24 hours before the start of the event. 

Charlie Appelstein at NHASEA Winter Conference

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Two Day Session: $475.00
Max Registrations: 40
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