Having each worked separately in education, we saw first-hand the mental-health crisis children are facing today. There is an ever-growing need for support, and endless obstacles in getting quality mental health providers connected to individuals. As the movement of trauma-informed education began to grow, the solution began to become clear: if you equip all school personnel with the knowledge tools to truly support children, we can begin to address mental health crises in a meaningful way. This common realization is what first brought Josh, Alexandra, and Lindsey together, as they began working with schools.
After several years of working almost exclusively in education, we collectively heard an almost constant urging to extend services to parents and caregivers. If every adult who consistently supports children is equipped with basic knowledge and strategies to create a supportive environment, we are setting a lot of children up for a far better chance at success. With that thought at the center, we ventured out and began InMind Services with a basic mission, “To Support Those Who Support Children.”
Meet The Team
Josh MacNeill, MEd
CEO & Founder
Gathering from his experience as a parent, teacher, author, and leader, Josh is an international speaker and consultant who is passionate about sharing trauma-informed strategies and neurodevelopmentally appropriate supports to all.
Lindsey Bernhardt, MEd
COO & Co-Founder
A mother of two, Lindsey's work with schools and families centers around meeting children's and family's social and emotional needs. With a school counseling degree and a rich background in creating trauma-informed school environments, Lindsey strives to increase the number of homes and schools where students feel safe and loved.
Alexandra Murtaugh, EdD
Chief Research and Development Officer & Co-Founder
As a mother of 4, former teacher, and adjunct professor, Alexandra thrives where there are opportunities to bridge the gap between research and practice. Alexandra utilizes the science of learning and development to empower people to more effectively support the children in their lives.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
-Anthony J. D’Angelo -
My family was in such a dark place. My son had changed seemingly overnight into a child I did not know. His doctors had no answers for us. He could no longer attend school. He had retreated into his own mind and I did not know how to reach him. Josh and Lindsey helped me understand how my son's brain was operating and how I could connect with him and support him through this. Today, we are still healing but he is back at school, back with friends, and more and more back to being his old self. I am forever grateful.
Parent receiving InMind Family Support
From day one, InMind has been responsive, flexible and honest. In turn, staff and administrators can be vulnerable about their desires and needs to support students and each other. Their knowledge of restorative and trauma informed practice was a resource when a significant event impacted an entire school’s student body and staff. With InMind’s assistance, we will enhance our students’ lives by shifting mindsets and improving the school’s culture.
Director of Student Services
Why We Do What We Do
Our overarching goal is to support those who support children. While each member of our team has taken a different path to come to this work, we are all deeply passionate about creating spaces (both physical and emotional) where children can grow, develop, and thrive.
Our work is rooted in an understanding of human development and stress, and existing research in education and affective neuroscience. We believe that children prosper when adults have expanded their toolkits. Our tools and takeaways aren’t the only tools that exist— and those that work with us come with an existing set of their own— but we hope to leave each organization and individual feeling more equipped and prepared to support the children in their lives.
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