Aaron Wiemeier is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally recognized author, trainer and educator. He is an expert in the neurophysiology of trauma, attachment and adoption and has worked successfully with the most difficult of clients and with the most chaotic and conflictual systems. His pioneering work and program development led to highly successful outcomes that increased permanency in least restrictive settings for at-risk children and families and ultimately reduced fiscal spending particularly in the mental health, educational and legal systems. A former dean of students, he has published two books on developing emotional intelligence including school-based curriculum that can be implemented in short 15-minute increments to not interfere with the demands of classroom instruction. His latest co-authored work titled, School-Based Interventions for the Traumatized Student, is the culmination of a career centered around creative ways to reach, work with and inspire hope in children who have experienced trauma.