History

HERE this NOW was founded in the spring of 2017 by experienced school counselor, Emily Read Daniels. Through her work as a high school student assistance counselor, Daniels witnessed an increasing population of students living with ACEs (Adverse Child Experiences), paired with a woeful lack of awareness and resources. The result was classrooms heavy with kids unable to learn because of their frequent state of dysregulation, and teachers without the support and resources to manage the increasing stress of their job.

Emily Read Daniels representing HTN as a NHSCA sponsor (NH School Counselor Association) in the fall of 2017
Emily Read Daniels representing HTN as a NHSCA sponsor (NH School Counselor Association) in the fall of 2017

Daniels was desperate to bring the science of trauma to her school; however, the roadblocks and barriers she encountered revealed that there simply were not enough voices engaging educators in the conversation about the value and significance of the trauma-informed movement in schools. Recognizing the critical role of teachers as influencers in the trauma-informed movement, Daniels stepped away from her position as a student assistance counselor to be such a voice— and HERE this NOW was born.

Since then, HERE this NOW (HTN) has served thousands of clients through on-site and virtual professional development, keynote addresses, workshops, conferences, consultation, and coaching services. HTN has collaborated with known pioneers and thought-leaders in the trauma-informed movement; brilliant and incredibly cool people like Jim Sporleder, James Moffett, Lara Kain, Dr. Mona Delahooke, Dr. Stephen Porges, and many others.

We are grateful to the schools and organizations who share our vision.

Through our workshops and conferences we have welcomed participants from nearly all fifty U.S. States, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as international participants from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Germany, Romania, Chile, Ireland, and England.  

The following is a list of clients who have contracted HTN for professional development and/or consultation services (BOLD indicates more than one date of service) :

Schools & School Districts

Alton High School, NH

Troy School, NH

John Stark High School, NH

Strafford School District, NH

Kearsarge High School, NH

Clark Wilkins Elem School, NH

Monadnock Area District, NH

Keene Middle School, NH

SAU 24, NH

SAU 50, NH

Belmont High School, NH

Concord School District, NH

Los Angeles County Office of Education, CA

Interlakes Regional HS, NH

Moultonborough Academy, NH

Goffstown School District, NH

Nashua School District, NH

Bow School District, NH

Hopkinton School District, NH

Wentworth Elem School, NH

Barnstead Elementary School, NH

Mason Elementary School, NH

Appleton Village School, ME

Waterville Valley, ME

Hingham School District, MA

California Virtual Academies (CAVA)

OSSU, VT

BOCES, Monroe #1, NY

San Pedro Middle School, CA

Baltimore County, MD

SAD 75 Topsham, ME

Project AWARE, VT

SAD 92, ME

Kensington School, MA

Progress Park, WISD, MI

Lincoln-Woodstock School, NH

Wells Memorial, NH

Salem School District, NH

Imperial County Office of Education, CA

Non-Profit and Business

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, NH

Boys and Girls Club, Nashua NH

PACES Connection

Adult Learning Center, NH

21st Century Program, Nashua, NH

NEA NH

MADAC, NH

NH Arts Council

NAMI NH

NH LEAP

NHAEYC

Keene Housing Authority, NH

Keene State College, NH

Keene Paraeducators Association
Upward Bound, Oregon

PVI – Polyvagal Institute

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, NH

Boys and Girls Club, Nashua NH

Makin’ It Happen, NH

Fostering Futures, WI

Connected Communities, VA

ELECT, PA

Riverside Head Start, MA

Lauren’s Education Institute, AZ

TREE (Transforming Rural Education Experience), ME

Healthier Northern Kennbek, ME

Tri-State Trauma Network, KY

Resilience & Learning Project, NC

Demonstrated Success, NH

UNC – Chapel Hill, School of Government

Southern NH University

Monadnock Voices for Prevention, NH

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, NH

Boys and Girls Club, Nashua NH

YMCA Keene, NH

NH Legal Assistance

A Child’s World, NH

NHSCA – Southern NH

Staff Development for Educators

Student Transportation of America

Pickering Educational Services, NH

Caledonia & Southern Essex Starting Point Network, VT

Dry Arch Children’s Centre, Northern Ireland

Families First, Seacoast NH

Cheshire Medical Center, NH

KITSAP Strong, WA

YMCA Keene, NH

NH Legal Assistance

Government & State Agencies

Public Defender’s Office, NH

City of Nashua – Department of Public Health, NH

Circuit Court Judges, NC

NCLGISA, NC

Handle With Care: Center for Children’s Justice, WV

NTTAC for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

New Hampshire Department of Education