"Being able to feel safe with other peoples probably the most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives."
Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
Working with Creative Behavior Systems helps create a culture of collaboration for you and your community. Together we will acknowledge, learn, and diminish the common systemic effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma through our unique coaching, training, and sustainable development which begins exactly where you are right now.
The ACEs study by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) illuminates a strong link between trauma and the overall health and behavior of a person. Trauma is a result of painful experience(s) and can create life-changing circumstances. This in turn causes lasting adverse effects on an individual’s overall wellbeing. Most have experienced various levels of adversity as well as many have experienced varying levels of protective factors, which are all embedded within our behavior, our communication and our overall ability to function, regulate, co-regualte, connect, acknowledge and heal.
At Creative Behavior Systems, our goal is to minimize the negative effects of the prevalence of trauma by supporting understanding of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and find ways to make use of this knowledge by better understanding what it looks like behaviorally and simply, what we can be done next by educating and teaching of tools to put in place today!
According to SAMHSA this is
“A program, organization or system that is trauma-informed.”
Using this approach, enables us to understand the root cause of current systems and help foster safe environments for all in your community.
We empower Organizations, Educators, Leaders.. all people in skill building to foster trust and truth in their professional and personal relationships with students, colleagues, parents and self. To heal, connect and diminish inequities. To create communities where trauma and adverse childhood experiences become the exception, based on collaborative teachings, workshops, seminars.
In 2011, Susan Jones had the vision to better education systems most often presented by challenging behavior from students. Little did she know within only a few years she would be training organizations, police, juvenile justice, district attorneys, schools, districts and county office of educations and many more.
Susan coached hundreds of classroom teachers individually which lead to lessening many of the inequities witnessed, created increased engagement in learning and empowered educators to foster relationships with connection, awareness, and resilience in classrooms, with students, their families and colleagues by instilling C.A.R.E. to traditional systems.
Her vision began as a free resource, a Facebook page and grew into a community of organizations, educators, families, students and community members engaging, connecting and wanting to learn more.
Susan brings 20+ years of individual experience and a vision to build connected, aware, and resilient environments where colleagues, students, staff, families and people can thrive.
Susan's experience in the trauma-informed approach to behavioral intervention and support with ACEs science, resilience-building expertise to organizations seeking to support environments into calm, productive, and equitable systems has included leadership in Resilient Sacramento and Resilient Yolo, ACEs trainer, former Behavior Specialist/Analyst, Moderate/Severe Teacher to Consultant, Susan has certifications and/or experience in training Restorative Practices, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (externship), Mindful Leader, Mindful Based Stress Reduction, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Healing Trauma and Addiction (Gabor Mate), Narcissistic Abuse Masterclass, NICABM certificates:Treatment of Trauma Master Series, The Neurobiology of Trauma, Working With Pain of Abandonment, Working With Core Beliefs, Why The Vagel Systems Holds The Key to Trauma Treatment, and many more.
Connect with Susan and begin your shift towards understanding the importance of this learning.
Our partners combine decades of collective experience to create our vision, to build connected, aware and resilient environments.
Susan Jones (She/Her/Hers) Founder and Principal Consultant
Susan brings 20-plus years of experience in the trauma-informed approach to behavioral intervention and support, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) science, and resilience-building expertise to educators seeking to transform chaos and misunderstanding into calm, supportive, productive, and equitable environments.
Susan is a longtime ACEs trainer, former Behavior Specialist/Analyst who has worked with leaders and teams in criminal justice, nonprofits, community organizations, and many schools and school districts. A public education veteran, Susan saw a need to create a more productive environmental change system and set about to create CARE (Connected, Aware, and Resilient Environments).
CARE is a comprehensive approach that’s customized for differing environments. It improves relationships, communication and equity in a mindful and trauma-informed approach.