2016 Speaking Schedule

We proudly announce our 2016 Speaking Schedule:


Allegheny Juvenile Court Services

March 9, 2016 – Pittsburgh, PA


2016 Adolescent Conference

April 20-21, 2016 – Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL


2016 Response to Recovery Connecticut Children’s Alliance

May 11-12 2016 – Bloomfield, CT


PA Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections: 2016 Annual Training Institute

May 15-18 2016 – Sheraton Erie Bayfront – Erie, PA


The 24th Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

June 15, 2016 – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Pocono Manor, PA


National Association of Social Workers (NASW-FL) 2016 Social Work Conference

June 16–18, 2016 – Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL


Allegheny Juvenile Court Services

July 15, 2016 – Pittsburgh PA


Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission

September 8-9 2016 – Best Western Penn State, State College, PA


Madison School District

September 30, 2016 – Rexburg, ID


Turn On the Light Conference

October 19, 2016 – West Palm Beach FL


Western Regional Tapestry Conference

October 21, 2016 – Wexford PA


National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

November 10-13, 2016 – Hyatt Regency, Phoenix AZ


Comments received:


Hi Amy,

I was at the conference in Connecticut last week and your presentation was fantastic. 

My regional resource group is incredibly interested to learn more about your presentation.

Thank you!


I wanted to thank you for your session at the adolescent conference. The information was so worthwhile and was really helpful in a residential setting. I appreciate your willingness and passion to get the word out about RAD. I know my staff enjoyed your session as much as I did!


Hello Amy,

This is your “Wing Man” from your presentation in Hawaii:-)  I hope that you made it home safely from Hawaii and that you are doing well. You did an AMAZING JOB, and I want to share your information with all of our Special Education Teachers in our district.

Thanks So Much!!
Good Morning Amy,    I just wanted to send you an email and thank you for coming to Keystone and presenting the RAD education that you provided to our staff and managers. As a Training Coordinator I have seen lots of instructors come into Keystone over the years and present their information, but no one has come in and kept the audience’s attention for the entire time, as you did on Friday. It’s refreshing to see someone who likes what they do as much as you do, too often trainers just go through their power point slides and teach the topic reading the slide info and not engaging their audience making sure they are understanding what is being covered before moving onto the next slide.
Thank you again,

If you would like the team at Inspiring Change, LLC to speak at your event or to your staff, please contact us through this web site.  We are continuing to schedule for the rest of 2016 and starting scheduling for 2017.

Remember, we are treating, educating and consulting about: ‘all kinds of therapy for all kinds of people’.

Parent Burnout

How hard is it to parent a child with reactive attachment disorder and regressive behaviors?

Ask a parent who is fostering or has adoptedstering the child who roams the house at night while others are sleeping, hoards food, misrepresents the truth, and exhibits intense rage; whose grades go up and down without explanation, and who is charming and respectful to everybody except their own family!

Living with the daily fear and constant worry that these children can hurt themselves, destroy family relationships and the family’s reputation in the community= EXHAUSTION!

Parent burnout is emotional exhaustion, feeling like you’ve lost your identity, reduced sense of personal accomplishment; feeling depleted of energy, overextended and fatigued.

WARNING: The effects of parent burnout can be severe and far-reaching. Overwhelmed parents are at risk for depression and anxiety; physical health problems; decreased empathy and difficulty working to their true capacity in being a parent.

The first step of our model of treatment at Inspiring Change, LLC is to help parents learn how to develop and maintain self-care skills in MIND, BODY, SPIRIT and EMOTION! Our team understands that staying balanced as an active parent of a child who has experienced trauma, presents a multitude of challenges.

  • After only 3-4 sessions, parents are able to identify strategies for a SELF-CARE maintenance plan.
  • Parents identify barriers that have intruded with ongoing self-care and how to target negative coping skills.

At Inspiring Change, LLC, we understand that parenting is demanding, we also believe that parenting is highly rewarding and gratifying! Experiencing rewards and gratification is why you signed up for this job!!! Let us help you get back to the energized, compassionate and creative parent that you want to be!

Check out the rest of this website to learn more about who we are and what we do. Please feel free to contact us for a consult through ASK AN EXPERT. We provide ‘all kinds of therapy for all kinds of people’.


The brain is a terrible thing to waste

Kids who have had trauma before the age of 5 experience changes to their prefrontal cortex. When abuse happens, or when a child’s cries for nurturing are not met, a stress hormone called Cortisol is released. Cortisol is called the toxic stress hormone. Continual release of Cortisol in young kid’s brains diminishes the function and the size of the pre- frontal cortex. What does the prefrontal cortex do? The prefrontal cortex is responsible for many abstract functions like: helping us to regulate emotion, recognizing and responding to social cues, interpreting facial expressions and understanding how others feel. We know that children who are diagnosed with unresolved childhood trauma have difficulty controlling their emotions, interacting in a meaningful way in social situations, and understanding how their behavior affects others. The good news is that with careful assessment, treatment planning, perseverance, a supportive family and interventions designed to improve brain functioning……. children can learn the skills they need to get along effectively in the world.

‘The mind is a terrible thing to waste….at Inspiring Change, LLC we believe that change can be nurtured in everyone. Our treatment team is available to your family and your child to learn the skills that they need to get along in the world. Check out the rest of this web site to learn more about who we are and what we do. Please feel free to contact us for a consult through ask an expert.