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Professional educators are tasked with serving students who come to us having experienced significant trauma events. Highly functional educators can build and sustain a resilient educational environment in which students experiencing trauma and adversity are supported and empowered.


Those of us called to public education believe that we can serve all students and families, but in order to do so, we must transform our school policies, practices and structures to acknowledge the real and important role that trauma plays in the relationships and interactions of our students, staff, and school communities.

How we prepare and train educators, design policies and structure schools must shift to increase our students' and stakeholder’s capacity to be restoratively resilient.


Paradigm Shift Solutions can help you create a healing, inclusive and supportive school culture. It begins with the following:

  • Understand how our brains work and how trauma impacts its functioning

  • Create resiliency-based instructional models

  • Implement trauma-based restorative practices

  • Engage parents and families

  • Utilize ongoing mentoring/coaching

  • Develop trauma informed policies

  • Provide culturally relevant trauma-informed staff development


With Stephen Shepherd's accomplishments and experiences, he is able to guide your organization through a paradigm shift to restore and sustain relationships to benefit those we serve.

PSS also has affiliations with organizations that have like-minded goals, missions and visions, specifically to end the disproportionality pervasive today in the United States educational system. These connections include:

Some of our past clients include New City Elementary, New Salem Elementary and BEST Academy, all schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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