Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford welcome Veronica Coates and Dorene O'Brien to this broadcast.
Veronica is an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach who works in the educational system. She coordinates a school based mental health program in Norther California for at-risk and emotionally intensive students. NHA is the foundation of the program and 100% of her staff are atrained. She is also a credentialed school psychologist and counselr who has always had a passion for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Her biggest triump and honor is raising her son, Hold, with her partner Jesse.
Dorene O'Brien, an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach is a certificated SpEd teacher at a K-5th grade elementary school specifially designated for children with SpEd certifications that have intense and challenging behavioral issues causing them to be (as yet) unable to attend their neighborhood school. She uses NHA with amazing results. She is the mother of two intense children, both having Autism, Garrett & Rown, ages 12 and 9 who have been raised on NHA and that is why they are such incredibly successful students in their neighborhood schools. .