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About Janyne

(Pronounce as Janine)

Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D., nationally known trauma-informed author & advocate, lived with the effects of childhood sexual abuse from the time she was three years old until she entered therapy and began her healing journey at the age of sixty-one. Realizing healing was possible for survivors, she has now authored three books describing the effects of childhood trauma and the paths to healing. Janyne’s passion is encouraging other survivors of childhood trauma to seek healing. She is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tabor College (Masters in Education: Neuroscience & Trauma) and serves as Board President for the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN). Janyne builds on her forty-year career in teaching, teacher education, and an expertise in early childhood development to help educators, caregivers, and church ministry workers understand and apply trauma-informed practices. Janyne, her husband Scott, and rescue dog Weber live south of Seattle and enjoy spending time with children and grandchildren.  Learn more . . .


Dr. Janyne McConnaughey, PH.D.


Why BRAVE Spaces?

I believe healing from the effects of trauma is possible! 


BRAVE Spaces offers hope and encouragement for survivors, as well as trauma-informed insights and resources for the friends, families, schools, and churches that support them.

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