Dr. Paul Baker, is a developmental neuropsychologist, former special education administrator, international lecturer, and foster and adoptive parent. He is the developer of the The PersonBrain Model, a NeuroTransactional Behavior Support Model, co-author of The Hopeful Brain: NeuroTransactional Repair for Disconnected Children and Youth and The Minded Brain: A Social, Emotional and Culturally Responsive Curriculum. His experience in merging brain-based science with trauma-informed strength-based psychological treatment has been instrumental in changing mental health and educational programs across the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada and Asia. He has made contributions to major journals and well-known publications in working with children and youth. Dr. Baker’s dynamic approach to professional development engages participants across a wide variety of cultures and encourages them to work with troubled children in more innovative and brain friendly ways.