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 Institute
Trainings and Webinars
Consultation Services
Conference Presentations

Clinician Offerings

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

Trauma-Informed Trainings
Annual Educators Conference
Conference Presentations
Consultation Services

Educator Offerings

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. Our resources are available to support you, no matter where you are on your leadership journey.

For Nonprofit Leaders

Strategic Planning
Executive Coaching
Consultation Services

Leadership Offerings

Meet the Trainers


Matt Obert LCSW

Jenna Kelly

Jenna Kelly LCSW

Kristy Ruggles

Kirsty Ruggles MS

Upcoming Trainings & Events


2025 dates announced

Designed to build the capacity of helping professionals as they seek to create, enhance and sustain trauma-informed and relationship-focused approaches within their individual work and organizational systems. From exciting keynote speakers, to breakout sessions and surprise activities, our conference is jam packed with engaging content. We hope to see you next year!

Trainings On-Demand

Trauma & attachment trainings

TKC offers a wide array of trainings, webinars and downloadable tools 24/7 through our on-demand platform, Teachable. Here you'll find free and paid resources, trainings, webinars and curated content designed to expand your knowledge of developmental trauma attachment. No matter where you are in your career, a refresher is always a good idea. Our team is here to help you support your clients, your students and you! 

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Our monthly webinars are designed to provide you with valuable information and application strategies for your work, your life and those you serve. CE's are offered when you attend live, otherwise you can view them on-demand 24/7.

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 with TKC Executive Director Josh Carlson! This weekly series features topics in attachment theory, trauma and exclusive content for clinicians. Available now on Facebook, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts! Bring your favorite cup of coffee and join us! 

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Giving Our Children a Chance

A monthly blog featuring Chaddock staff and 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.

Reed About Leadership

From first-hand experiences to valuable lessons and insight, late President and CEO Debbie Reed, Ph.D., inspires leaders everywhere. May her words from the past inspire you on your journey forward.