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. She currently serves as a Board Member 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 trauma-informed practices, but her heart is most dedicated to encouraging other survivors of childhood trauma to seek healing.  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.

Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D.

      Trauma-Informed Author & Advocate

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All information and resources at this website have been presented as part of my personal story and does not replace professional psychological care for mental health issues. The only legal and ethical advice I can offer is to seek professional help. 

If you have had or are having suicidal thoughts, please call: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


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