Thought Leaders in Developmental Trauma and Attachment

Our mission is to build the capacity of human service, education, and nonprofit professionals through training, consultation, publications and research.

Ignite Your Thought Process

For Clinicians

Constructing a professional development plan to gain the skills, knowledge and expertise you need to be a top-notch clinician can be daunting. Oh, and let’s not forget feeling isolated from other likeminded mental health professionals…oh did we mention time for self-care and reflective practice!

For Clinicians

The Knowledge Center at Chaddock is your go to place for training, consultation and other offerings related to Attachment-Based and Trauma-Informed practices all in one spot. We are developing a community around putting attachment theory into action, welcome and grab a seat.

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For Educators

Have you been hearing buzz words like self-care and trauma informed at your school?! There are a lot of competing interests as an educator and buzz words like these can feel overwhelming. How can I meet the needs of my students and be the teacher I always saw myself as?

For Educators

Our trainers and consultants have worked in Chaddock’s special education school and know how challenging it can be. We can help increase your understanding of Trauma and ACE’s and inspire you to be an agent for positive social change one student at a time.

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For Nonprofit Leaders

Leading a nonprofit organization brings a lot of unique challenges. Cultivating relationships with staff, board members, and the leadership team can make even the most seasoned leader feel overwhelmed.

For Nonprofit Leaders

TKC resources from Dr. Debbie Reed, Ph.D. including Reed about Leadership and Nonprofit Leadership Academy from Dr. Debbie Reed, Ph. D, President and CEO of Chaddock are available to support you with strategic planning, leadership and change management.

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Meet the Trainers

Debbie Reed

Debbie Reed Ph.D.

Jenna Kelly

Jenna Kelly LCSW

Josh Carlson

Josh Carlson LCSW

Kristy Ruggles

Kirsty Ruggles MS

Upcoming Trainings & Events

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March 6th & 7th 2024

Open to anyone working in education wanting to increase their understanding of childhood trauma, promote resilience and incorporate trauma-informed support for all students. Guests will have access to an exciting lineup of presenters, breakout sessions, self-care booths and hands-on fun! 

Developmental Trauma & Attachment Institute

Open enrollment begins October 1st

Benefits of membership with The Development Trauma & Attachment Institute include:

  • 12 CEs Per Year*
  • 12 Group Consultation Hours
  • Circle Support with Karen Doyle Buckwalter
  • Observe Consultations with Leaders in the Field
Trainings On-Demand

Trainings On-Demand

We all have busy schedules but we also want to become the best versions of ourselves. Hear from thought leaders from Chaddock's team and other leaders in the field at a time and pace that is convenient for you!

Training & Consultation Participants

School Districts Trained

Nonprofit Leadership Academy Participants

Data is reflected over a 5 year span beginning in 2017.


Attachment Theory in Action Podcast

Attachment Theory in Action

Hosted by Jenna Kelly, LCSW. A podcast featuring national experts from the field of attachment and trauma. Episodes are released every other week.

Coffee with Josh Podcast

Coffee with Josh

Go out and about to our hometown coffee shops with TKC Executive Director Josh Carlson! This weekly series features topics in Trauma Informed Care combined with fun content that allows you to get to know Josh. Available now on Facebook, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts! Bring your favorite cup of coffee and join us! 

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Reed about Leadership Blog

Reed About Leadership

From first-hand experiences to valuable lessons and insight, Debbie Reed, Ph.D., President/CEO continues to inspire leaders everywhere with new posts every Wednesday.

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Giving Our Children a Chance

Each month, we welcome a Chaddock staff member to discuss their experience working with our kids in their own unique way, ranging from teachers in our school, the cottage staff who take care of the residents, to the trainers who develop our treatment methods.

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