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Nurtured Heart Approach

NHA & The 3 Stands in Social Justice with Jeffrey D. Swan, MA, LPC

Keeping Cool and Staying Effective in Difficult Conversations with Jeffrey D. Swan!

When we are faced with difficult social situations, humans have a tendency to respond in one of two ways. We either confront the situation with force or we shy away. Both of these approaches can lead to other difficulties. This workshop is designed to help us find a pathway for having reasoned conversations around hot topics without further alienating our colleagues, coworkers, and students.


Jeffrey D. Swan holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from U.T Austin. He has been using the Nurtured Heart Approach for 15 years and is an Advanced Nurtured Heart Trainer and Peer leader. Jeffrey currently works full time in private practice specializing in treatment for children, adolescents and young adults. He is co-founder of Austin Child Therapy, PLLC, which provides training and support services to child and adolescent psychotherapists in Austin.


Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Prior NHA training is encouraged but not required to attend. MUHSD staff will be compensated for attendance. Registration will close on Thursday the 29th at 5:30 p.m. Join us on Zoom!


2022-2023 Parent Workshop Dates

Parent & Staff NHA Monthly Support 5:30-7:00 PM via Zoom:

  • TBD

MUHSD Parent & Guardian Workshop Series via Zoom:

Fall English Session:

  • October 6, 2022
  • October 13, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring English Session:

  • TBD

Fall Spanish Session:

  • October 4, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
    •  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring Spanish Session:

  • TBD

District Wide Open 6-Hour Introduction to NHA (location TBD):

  • TBD

Teacher & Parent Testimonies of NHA


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