About the developer

Training consultant K-Rahn Vallatine works with school teachers, psychologists, and other youth service professionals to strengthen their insight and skillset in trauma informed youth engagement. Throughout the years, Vallatine has served as a school teacher, sat on a charter school’s Board of Directors, and has gained years of experience working in Los Angeles’ juvenile halls and juvenile detention camps. Coming from many of the same social norms as the youth he engages, Vallatine is the developer of the Live Above The Hype Hip Hop Life Skills Curriculum and the author of Beyond the Crack Generation: Surviving a Trauma Organized Culture. He is currently serving as the training manager for Five Keys Schools & Programs, a nationally recognized education management non-profit that operates accredited charter schools and programs for adults and transitional-aged youth (TAY) at over 100 locations across California.
He has presented at various state, national, and international conferences and has conducted university lectures and professional developments for several hundred youth service professionals. Vallatine has been called “a brilliant analyst of cultural issues that affect teen perceptions of themselves and their sense of power.”

K-Rahn has been called a “brilliant analyst of cultural issues that affect teen perceptions of themselves and their sense of power”

Clients & Partners Include:

  • University of Southern California (Dwork-Peck School of Social Work)
  • Los Angeles County Office of Education (SELPA – School Psychologists & PAU – Teachers)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • San Diego State University
  • California Workforce Association
  • Los Angeles County Community Schools
  • Foothill Workforce Investment Board
  • Central Juvenile Hall (Los Angeles)
  • Pasadena Unified School District
  • Five Keys Schools & Programs
  • Department of Children, Family & Services  (Los Angeles)
  • Arts for Incarcerated Youth
  • Baltimore City Parks & Recreation