Amber N. Warner
Amber N. Warner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years of experience. She has had the privilege of serving as a community outreach case manager (4 years), school social worker (8 years), medical social worker (5 years) , and behavioral health therapist (3 years). As a School Social Worker, in addition to her work with children and their families, she was part of the school wide Modern Red School House Leadership Team and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems Team. She facilitated K-6 monthly classroom discussions utilizing Second Step and Character Counts curriculums. Amber is also a co-author of Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole Staff Approach.
In 2011 Amber worked in healthcare and part of the organization’s leadership team, she was introduced to the work of Dr. Bryan Sexton on healthcare providers’ staggering burnout rates and the healing proponents of Positive Psychology. A new passion and interest developed for her. She became a Certified Duke Patient Safety Officer in 2013 at Duke University’s Patient Safety Center.
Amber has also studied under the direction of Dr. David Burns, leading Psychiatrist, and adjunct professor at Stanford University and the developer of TEAM a new form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety. She has achieved Level 2 TEAM certification from the Feeling Good Institute.
She has a certification from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth in Trauma-Informed Care.
Most of all, Amber has a passion for people, their wellness, and quality of life. She currently resides in California. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, Inferno Pilates, learning new things, traveling, community service, attending church, and an occasional new pair of shoes.
- Social Work
- Behavior Management
- Trauma-informed care
Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (2 or 4 Days):
Participants will deepen their understanding of the impact of ACEs and trauma on students’ learning and behavior. Research has shown that ACEs and trauma affect a child’s brain development, cognition, behavior, and social-emotional development. By building our knowledge of the impact of ACEs, we strengthen our “why,” or the reason that we engage in this work, while gaining insights that make us more effective school professionals. School-wide systems that engage the entire staff to create a universal culture of compassion and achievement can provide students with consistent support, structure, and nurturance.
- Expand your capacity to foster resilience and success for your students and yourself.
- Learn strategies for cultivating self-awareness, growth mindset, resiliency, and self-care
- Develop multi-tiered strategies to support the behavioral, social-emotional, and academic success of all students, especially those impacted by ACEs and trauma
- Develop action plans to implement a multi-tiered trauma-informed framework in schools
What People are Saying...
"After participating in workshops, classes or meetings with Amber you will leave with a renewed sense of purpose and drive. I have had the pleasure of working with Amber for over ten years in a variety of professional settings and circumstances. Her vast knowledge of education/ special education, mental health, community organizing, family support and advocacy and wraparound / systems of care services made her workshops both enlightening and empowering. Her strength based presentation style along with her low key but passionate and extremely knowledgeable “best practice” messages left participants with a sense of new possibilities for the children and families they served."
- Vernessa Gipson, LCSW, MSW, Brandeis University, MA
"Amber is a thoughtful and confident speaker and is always well prepared to speak on important topics. She takes time to know her audience and as a result inspires participants to their core. Amber is a fresh, inspirational speaker who is always self aware and reflective about the information she shares. I wouldn’t hesitate to invite her to present on any topic she chooses."
- Colleen F. Winters, Clinical Navigator at St. Helena Hospital, CA
“This workshop series was wonderful, relevant and hugely impactful for the population we want to better serve. Ricky and Amber make a great team. They are very knowledgeable and were able to share from a wealth of experiences they have had.”
- West Des Moines Community School District, IA
"Ricky, Amber and Victoria delivered a three-day workshop and it was absolutely phenomenal. They were engaging and created a space where participants could dive into the material in a way that left them understanding not only how trauma effects our students but also inspired to make change. Several participants noted how it was the best professional development they have ever attended."
~ David Fendel, Coordinator of Social Emotional Learning, Contra Costa County Office of Education, CA
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