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Julie Kurtz

Founder and CEO
Center for Optimal Brain Integration®


Julie is an author, national speaker consulting and training on trauma and resilience. She is the Founder and CEO for the Center for Optimal Brain Integration® and promotes the concept of optimal brain integration to maximize the human growth potential.

Julie is a co-author of: 

  • Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children

  • Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators

  • Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Creating and Sustaining Healing and Engaged Organizations (2021)

  • Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood: Practices for Equity and Resilience (2021)

She is also the creator of the phone/tablet Application (APP) Trigger Stop: Sensory and Emotional Check-in designed specifically for children ages 3-8 years to promote sensory and emotional literacy and to support self-regulation.

In 2011, she was named as one of the most 100 Influential Women of Silicon Valley, CA by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. 

Julie Kurtz: Speakers
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