Decca Knight and Brandy Smith are co-owners of Connected Community Consulting. They have been teaching about the effects of trauma for a decade. Brandy Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional School Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor (LPC, LPSC, NCC, ACS). Brandy is a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech and an Assistant Professor at Bluefield College. Decca is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional School Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner ( LPC, LPSC, NCC, CTP-C). She works as a Trauma-Informed Specialist for a Roanoke non-profit and provides counseling services in the community. She is also the owner of Blue Ridge Parenting and Consulting. In addition to hundreds of hours of training in trauma-informed care, Decca and Brandy have had extensive education in mindfulness, expressive therapies, play therapy, parenting education, and more. Both Decca and Brandy have worked in schools and in private practice with children and families. As a team, they have consulted with and trained clinicians, educators, social workers, parents, law enforcement, business leaders, etc. throughout Virginia and beyond.