Connected Kids is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Barbara Sorrels in 2016.
Its mission is to build a trauma-responsive community by educating and supporting teachers, caregivers, parents, guardians and advocates who live and work with children affected by all forms of trauma.
Connected Kids believes that through authentic relationships, people can change, and children can heal.
To demonstrate this belief, Connected Kids is focusing on educators by offering a Trauma-Responsive Fellowship for pre-school and elementary-level teacher teams and their principals. The year-long training program will focus on best practices and make the connection from the theoretical to practical application in over-taxed and challenging classrooms.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
There are many ways to help children connect, and not just survive trauma, but to also recover and learn to thrive.
Your financial contribution will enable continued trauma-responsive training programs for educators, parents and community services organizations.
When children feel CONNECTED to themselves & others, TRANSFORMATION can happen.
Connected Kids helps educators and advocates understand and nurture children in crisis. By combining extensive experience in childhood development with groundbreaking, evidence-based strategies,
Dr. Barbara Sorrels empowers adults to help struggling children connect, recover and thrive.
Dr. Barbara Sorrels is a child development specialist, educator and consultant with a heart for “children from hard places.” Prior to founding Connected Kids, Dr. Sorrels spent more than 20 years as a classroom teacher, a founder/director of early childhood centers, and a professor in the Early Childhood Education program at Oklahoma State University.
By training educators and care givers in the Tulsa area now, our goal is to open a
National Demonstration Academy
and position Tulsa as a recognized community in the coming years.
Connected Kids now offers a year-long Fellowship to pre-school and elementary-level educators. With a focus on best practices, this hands-on and interactive training opportunity makes continual connections to everyday experiences in the classroom and builds support teams within schools.