Understanding that children who exhibit disruptive behaviors often have traumatic histories, BIST helps decrease these disruptive behaviors by facilitating positive life skills in the youth, which in turn increases the teacher's teaching time and provides relief for parents. But best of all, we start at your level. We don't expect you to start off with our knowledge and skill set — that is what we are here to provide for you. Whatever your current trauma-informed level, we will meet you there and bring you up to where you need to be.
A program of Cornerstones of Care, BIST provides training and support to teachers, parents and administrators in pre-K to 12th grade public, private, charter and parochial schools in suburban, urban and rural settings throughout the Midwest. With services and trainings for individuals, teams or entire faculties tailored specifically for each school, we can help you become more trauma-informed for the students you serve. After an initial meeting and in-depth analysis with our consultants, we will host a training to give your entire staff a feel for the BIST philosophy and program. Then our consultants will recommend a plan of action to meet your desired goals.
We also provide Level A and Level B training for foster parents.