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Overview of the PersonBrain Model: A special two hour introduction

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Monday, November 18, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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Monday, November 18

3:00 – 5:00 pm


VCCF Community Room

Ventura County Community Foundation

4001 Mission Oaks Blvd

Camarillo CA 93012


About this session


This special two hour session provides an overview to the PersonBrain Model – a trauma informed approach being integrated at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families. Over the next several months – and on an ongoing basis – Casa Pacifica trainers will be offering the course to foster parents, group home employees, and court advocates. This overview session is designed to introduce the model, hear from the developmental neuropsychologist who designed the curriculum, and ask questions about the model.


About the presenter


Paul Baker, Ph.D. is a developmental neuropsychologist with experience in special education, clinical administration, and as a foster/adoptive parent. Dr. Baker is the clinical director for programs in Atlanta and Australia and is author of The Hopeful Brain: Relational Repair for Disconnected Children and Youth (Pretext, 2011).


About the model and future training


The PersonBrain Model™ is a powerful NeuroRelational approach that provides positive behavioral support to children and youth in need. Developed from research-proven theories and practices, this powerful training program empowers those in therapeutic helping roles, along with children and youth in need, with the critical skills that help to transform negative experiences into positive outcomes. This comprehensive training program is:


  • Brain-Based
  • Strength-Based
  • Culturally Responsive
  • Trauma Informed
  • Research Driven
  • Relationally Focused


Incorporating modern neuroscience and the best of positive, ecological and relational psychology, this innovative training program teaches the essentials of how the brain, body, culture and environment function together to impact one’s overall life experience.


The PersonBrain Model™ is a positive approach and promotes hope and opportunity. Modern science shows that our brains are continuously developing within the contexts of our relationships and ecologies. From the moment people are born, experiences shape our brains. We believe that all troubled children and youth can enjoy a more enriched and successful life when provided with appropriate people and experiences. The PersonBrain Model™ teaches therapeutic helpers critical skills known as NeuroDynamic Interventions™ that guide interactions to be more productive and transformative across a variety of needs.


The PersonBrain Model™ incorporates its major paradigm, the A.C.T. Q.U.I.C.K™ into this 2-day training event. This specialized approach synthesizes the entire training into a set of NeuroDynamic take-away skills that are immediately usable by the participant in their therapeutic setting. The A.C.T. Q.U.I.C.K.™ provides comprehensive support to therapeutic helpers, as well as children and youth, through an easy to use framework that can be used in moments of conflict, crisis or daily events.


Who Should Attend?


This comprehensive training model is designed for a wide-range of helping professionals:


  • Teachers/Principals
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Foster Parents
  • Psychologists
  • Addictions Specialists
  • Social workers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Crisis Intervention Specialists


This intensive 2-day training model provides direct training in NeuroRelational behavioral support in dysregulated areas such as attachment, attention, stress, conflict, trauma and defiance. The PersonBrain Model™ explores how these areas are directly impacted by experience and brain design.


The training content is comprehensive and multi-theoretical but presented in a practical, easy-to implement format. Participants will leave engaged, informed and empowered!

Have questions about Overview of the PersonBrain Model: A special two hour introduction? Contact Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

When & Where

The VCCF Nonprofit Center
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Ste. A
Camarillo, CA 93012

Monday, November 18, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest providers of mental health services for children and families on California’s central coast. We serve over 430 families daily, many of whom have faced abuse and neglect, severe emotional disturbances, mental health challenges, multiple out-of-home placements, and a variety of other challenges.

Our campus and community services include: Emergency Shelter, Residential Treatment, Non-Public School, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Health Services Clinic, Therapeutic Behavioral Services/Intensive Behavioral Services, Wraparound, and Emergency Crisis Response.

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