The Re-Set Process: Trauma-Informed Behavior Strategies


At the heart of this essential guidebook lies a revolutionary approach to trauma and the children who experience it. Dyane Carrere, M.Ed. and Wynne Kinder, M.Ed. educate today’s teachers and school leaders about the ways that trauma shows up in the classroom and its impacts on learning, behavior, development, and relationships. With this foundation, readers learn about the Re-Set Process—a structured yet flexible series of steps for addressing challenging behavior. This trauma-informed process and related strategies help heal the impacts of trauma, thereby improving behavior as well as social and academic outcomes.

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At last!!! A program that general and special educators can use in any classroom. This program blends the latest in research on the neurobiological and psychological impact of trauma. ReSet shows educators how to improve students’ behavioral and academic outcomes while building not tearing down relationships. This program should be adopted by any K-8 school looking for support in their journey to become trauma-informed.

Dr. Melissa Sadin, MAT Program Director, Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools for Attachment & Trauma Network, Author

Implementing the Re-Set Process and associated practices has been a game-changer for many of our students with trauma. Because of that success, implementation is expanding throughout our district. This book provides extensive classroom and school-friendly strategies that have proven to de-escalate and re-regulate students while maintaining an environment that maximizes learning. Dyane's consultations have moved us forward by providing strategies that balance the needs of students with the needs of staff and now this book makes her process and knowledge available to a much wider audience.
Angela Marley, Elementary School Principal


As a former school administrator, I was one of the many who clamored for Dyane's expertise and staff development time. She's the best of the best! Notably, Dyane was presenting to my group of school counselors and psychologists when the horrific news of the Sandy Hook shooting erupted. Dyane's sensitivity, both in guiding the staff through their shock and grief, as well as managing her own, was remarkable. I know her book will be full of helpful information for educators.

Phyllis Boyd, School Administrator, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit


Dyane is a talented behavioral consultant. As an elementary principal, she supported the teaching staff to gain an understanding of students with trauma. A teacher commented, “We need a Dyane Carrere App.” That says it all!

Dr. Clare Reich, School Principal

I am thrilled to have the concepts in this book available for educators supporting students with trauma.

Dr. Lark Eshelman, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Dyane is the most talented, knowledgeable educator with whom I have ever worked. Her ideas on working with children who have experienced trauma are insightful and inspiring!

Jayne Hain, School Counselor

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