We're Here to Support Educators

We remove silos, creating connections that are based on shared goals, high-standard training, and a common language—all invaluable during times of crisis, grief, and trauma.

But we know that your resources are scarce. We also know that concerns around mental health and violence in the classroom are continuing to increase. And, there is often a lack of consistency in the approach and resources to the mental health of students between school divisions, and sometimes even between schools in the same community. 

After working with multiple school divisions across North America, we have developed an eight-week, interactive virtual course for K-12 Mental Health practitioners called Trauma Integrated Education for Schools (TIES). 

Our course is proctored by a registered clinical psychologist and was created to provide a common language among school-based mental health teams that is trauma-informed, relationship-focused.

And to those of you who do this hard and holy work of shaping our next generations: thank you. We believe that any aspect of this model that may be incorporated into your practice will fundamentally change the culture not only in your school, but in your community. We are all going to get through this—we will just do it all so much easier if we stay connected. We look forward to our work together.

One Language

Universal language for all staff to create a connected and supportive culture.


Playbook of resources and guideposts for the School Clinical Team.


Connections to other TIES certified school mental health practitioners.

Our Team

Dr. Jody Carrington

Bestselling Canadian author of “Kids These Days: 
A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting With Those We Teach, Lead, and Love”

Dr. Jody Carrington is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma. For ten years, she worked on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where she became a believer in the power of the relationship in assisting children and their families who are struggling with emotional disregulation. She has developed a particular passion working with teachers and school staff, who often spend more time during the day that their primary caregivers do.

Senior Educational Advisors

Darlene Ferris, M.Ed

Director of Wellness, Wild Rose School Division

Paul Corigan

Assistant Superintendent, Elk Island Catholic School Division

Dr. Reagan Weeks

Assistant Superintendent, Prairie Rose School Division

Mike McMann

Superintendent, Fort Vermillion School Division