Dr. Damond T Holt

As a Certified Traumatologist, Brain Health Specialist, and Board-Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, I am dedicated to tackling the pressing issue of trauma in education. Through years of working with school districts and education agencies nationwide, I have identified trauma as the common denominator negatively impacting schools. I firmly believe that to enhance academic performance, school discipline, and teacher well-being, we must first address the root cause, which is trauma. This is a public health emergency in education, and failing to prioritize it will perpetuate problems for future generations. Join me in making a positive change by exploring my services and resources tailored to educators, parents, and anyone interested in transforming education through trauma-informed care and brain health support. Together, we can create a brighter future for our students and schools.


The Author!

I am Dr. Damond Holt, a dedicated visionary in the fields of trauma-informed care and brain health. My journey has been marked by a deep commitment to transforming lives and communities through my expertise and passion for healing. With a range of certifications and qualifications, including being a National Trauma expert, Certified Traumatologist through the Traumatology Institute, Certified Mental Health Specialist, Bullying Prevention Specialist, and Trauma Crisis Specialist recognized by the American School Counselor’s Association, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my work. 

My exploration of functional medicine has led me to become a Board-Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, acknowledged by both the American Academy of Functional Health and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. This journey has allowed me to delve into the intricate connections between physical and psychological well-being, enriching my approach to trauma.

I am Damond Holt, and I am deeply committed to reshaping the landscape of education through my unique blend of expertise as a Certified Traumatologist, Brain Health Specialist, and Board-Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. With a passion for creating environments where students thrive and educators flourish, I’ve dedicated my career to addressing the pressing issue of trauma in education. Throughout my journey, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with school districts and education agencies across the nation. My experiences have allowed me to witness firsthand the far-reaching impacts of trauma on students, educators, and the entire educational ecosystem. I firmly believe that by understanding and addressing the root cause of these challenges, we can unlock the true potential of our education system. My mantra, “We can’t impact how kids learn if we don’t address how they feel,” encapsulates my core philosophy. By prioritizing the emotional well-being and brain health of our students and educators, we can pave the way for academic success and personal growth. I invite you to join me in this transformative journey, where we strive to make education a place where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Together, we can build a brighter and more compassionate future for our students and educators.

Trauma: The New Public Health Emergency in Education

“Trauma: The New Public Health Emergency in Education” is a groundbreaking exploration of the critical issue plaguing our education system. Dr. Damond Holt’s book sheds light on the pervasive trauma affecting students, educators, and institutions, offering a transformative roadmap towards healing, resilience, and academic excellence. A must-read for anyone passionate about revolutionizing education for a brighter future.

Healing the Hidden Wounds- A Blueprint for Trauma-Informed Education


Fresh Start Show/Podcast with Dr. Holt” is a thought-provoking platform that amplifies voices often unheard. Dr. Damond Holt delves into the struggles faced by formerly incarcerated individuals, shedding light on the challenges they encounter in their journey towards rehabilitation and societal reintegration. Through candid conversations and expert insights, this show fosters a crucial dialogue on justice reform and provides a beacon of hope for those seeking a fresh start. Tune in to 106.3 FM THE GROOVE every Saturday morning at 7:30 am to join this inspiring and transformative conversation.

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