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Julie Kurtz

Optimal Brain Integration
Founder and CEO
San Francisco, California


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

She 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

Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood: Practices for Equity and Resilience

Understanding My Brain: Becoming Human(E)! (Ages 5-10)

Julie Kurtz is 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.


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