Events and Causes

'Mental Health Issues in Children

Due To Attachment/Trauma' Conference

March 3rd & 4th, 2017

About the Speaker: Nancy Thomas

Author, Educator

World Renowned


As a Professional Therapeutic Parent, Nancy has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children in tens of thousands of homes in the US and internationally. Their words speak volumes about the results they have gotten from the research-backed, proven tools that Nancy teaches.

Nancy Thomas is not a doctor, psychiatrist or therapist. She is an amazing mom who has, through years of search, study and experience, found solutions to parenting challenging children. She has one of the highest success rates (85%) in the country turning violent children around. Her program is acclaimed for helping many types of emotional disorders, including Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Early Childhood Trauma, Asperger's Syndrome (AS), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. Many of her contemporaries have recognized her for her valiant and dedicated efforts specializing in attachment and conscience development with violent children.

Nancy also gives back to the worldwide community through the nonprofit group she founded, Stop America's Violent Youth (SAVY, Inc.). She directs Family Bonding Camps for families with challenging children, and continues to conduct seminars and workshops to empower teachers, parents, and mental health professionals.

About the Conference:

Dates and Location:

Defiance, Destruction and Dishonesty Solutions

Ready for some peace? Are you missing the joy in your home? Nancy Thomas will provide innovative solutions.

Topics covered will be:


  • Paying it back and paying it forward
  • Building responsibility
  • Increasing resourcefulness
  • Teaching self-control and self-respect
  • Questions and Answers


Putting the Breaks on Behavior Problems

Do you have parents screaming for help or a student out of control? Shift gears in the brain from "park" to "drive." Turn the situation around when you are being driven over the edge. Presented are creative solutions wrapped up in a message of hope that can change your home/classroom forever. You can have joy and laughter in your home. Nancy Thomas will show you how.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Putting the Brakes on

Behavior Problems

gSanta Maria

Foursquare Church

709 N Curryer St

Santa Maria, CA


Saturday, March 4th, 2017

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Defiance, Destruction

and Dishonesty

Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive

Santa Barbara, CA


Register Now $55

We reserve the right to limit attendance to the conference at any time during the registration period.

Santa Barbara Adaptive Trykes - Fall 2016

‘Creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities’ is what our non-profit chapter is all about. We have already assessed and provided customized bikes for 14 of our local special needs community. Visit our Facebook page for more information, current events and fund-raisers.

Camp Mariposas – Summer 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be offering our 6th annual ‘Camp Mariposas’ next summer starting in June for children who have speech and occupational therapy needs. All of our campers are between the ages of 3-11 and can qualify for either our day or ‘after camp’ sessions. Here, all children are provided an enriching experience for 2 ½ hours each morning and afternoon with an experienced staff of therapists, camp assistants and college interns. Please visit our website at:  and our Facebook page for more information.

Annual Open House (September 21, 3:00 - 6:00 pm)

We enjoy opening up our doors to the community each year in September to allow individuals to meet our therapists, tour our clinic and see some of our programs. We always serve refreshments and have some door prizes and giveaways for our community of support, families and colleagues!

621 West Micheltorena Suite B

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Ph (805) 253 - 2547

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