About ELIE Circle, LLC.

Think about all the adults this girl interacts with in a day that could be unintentionally harming and maintaining unsafe spaces for her.

ELIE Circle, LLC. works to eliminate that harm and mitigate the impacts of race-based, historical, and complex traumas through research, professional development experiences, education, and consulting.  We seek to create antiracist, trauma-informed, and healing-centered communities.

Black Girl - Harm

Life Changing Tools

Trauma-informed care is a framework for interacting with the unnoticed and undiagnosed trauma in our world.  The advantages of trauma-informed care are it is not a treatment modality, anyone can be trained on the approach, and it doesn't ignore the experiences of individuals.  Having a basic understanding in trauma-informed care protects against doing more harm to people that are experiencing trauma or continuous stress.  While our services are applicable for any organization, ELIE Circle, LLC. prioritizes training staff without a psychology, social work, or similar background in youth serving organizations.

Professional Development Sessions


  • Trauma-Informed Care Framework
  • Healing-Centered Approach
  • Race-based, Historical, and Complex Traumas
  • Brain Development
  • Trauma Impacts

Addressing Helper's Trauma: How to Fully be Present with Young People

  • Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue (Vicarious Trauma/Secondary Traumatic Stress)
  • Nine Dimensions of Wellness
  • Overcoming Barriers to Wellness

Intentionally Building Relationships in a Trauma-Informed Manner

  • Importance
  • Barriers Including Race and Gender
  • Techniques including Self-Awareness, Boundaries, Committing to Antiracism, and Engage in Conversation

Understanding Implicit Bias Through Trauma-Informed Lens

  • Implicit Bias Overview
  • Implicit Bias Impacts
  • Techniques Including Trauma-Informed Lens, Slowing Down, and Addressing Yourself

Communicating in a Trauma-Informed Manner

  • Importance (increase problem solving, facilitate discipline, de-escalate situations, teach empathy, and assist with managing emotions)
  • Barriers Including Gordon's Roadblocks
  • Techniques Including Motivational Interviewing, Empathic Communication, Restorative Practices, and Discipline with the Brain in Mind


  • Creating trauma-informed out-of-school
  • Facilitating discussions and Q&A
  • Adapting training sessions for your organization's specific needs

Each client receives a free consultation meeting to discuss organizational needs.