We help passionate people offer HOPE for wounded students™, developed by a practitioner, FOR practitioners!

You work with kids every day. And for you, it's not just a job. You signed up for this because you wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people; to positively influence them like a couple of special people influenced you. 

But there's a problem.







So many children and adolescents are beyond "at-risk" -- they are wounded. There has been trauma in their lives, sometimes unending trauma. Their woundings often lead them to struggles at school and in society. You desperately want to help these wounded youth....To give them as many chances as possible to succeed while still meeting the needs of the other children in your charge.

We are Hope 4 The Wounded.

A movement of passionate people like you who have daily contact with wounded kids. We are helping teachers, school administrators, and countless other leaders working with youth learn a new way to understand wounded students, to connect with them, and to spark transformation in their lives.

The need for social emotional learning techniques and strategies is paramount in today's schools and communities.  We have the resources you need for successful implementation, developed by a practitioner, for practitioners. Resources to help you be a catalyst for transformation both in the lives of wounded students and in the place where you serve.  

Hope 4 the wounded speaker joe hendershott

Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC was founded by Joe Hendershott, Ed.D., a nationally-recognized authority in dropout prevention and intervention for wounded students.

Joe has written two acclaimed books, Reaching the Wounded Student and 7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students.  His newest title, co-authored by Joe & Dardi, is entitled Supporting the Wounded Educator: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Self-Care, due to be released in February, 2020.  Today, he is a keynote speaker at conferences across the United States. He  and Dardi also offer  Professional Development Training & Consulting  for schools and have developed new Continuing Education Classes  for online consumption, too. Everything is focused on social emotional learning and strategies that leads to HOPE for the wounded student, developed by a practitioner, for practitioners!

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