Organization: Connected Kids
Dr. Barbara Sorrels is CEO of Connected Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating trauma responsive communities. She author of the award-winning book, Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma and the newly released Trauma-Sensitive Care for Infants, Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds. She currently directs a therapeutic preschool program for children with a history of trauma. She travels nationally, training school districts, childcare providers, caseworkers, mental health professionals and foster parents on trauma informed practices. Dr. Sorrels was recently identified by the US Department of Education as a content expert in child development and trauma.
She has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 40 years serving as a teacher, program director and university professor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood from the University of Maryland; a master’s in education from Southwestern Seminary and a doctorate in early childhood from Oklahoma State University.