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Trauma Sensitive Schools: A New Perspective in Student Behavior and Learning
June 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Trauma Sensitive Schools: A New Perspective in Student Behavior and Learning provides educators with knowledge related to trauma, its effects on students and learning, strategies for interacting with students exposed to trauma, and strategies for taking care of oneself when interacting with students who have been exposed to trauma. Description: One in four children have been exposed to a traumatic event that may have a lasting impact on the well-being and functioning of students and their families. By understanding how trauma impacts students and adopting a trauma-informed approach, educators can play a crucial role in mitigating both the short- and long- term effects of trauma. This interactive workshop will leave you with a renewed commitment to reach some of the most vulnerable students and their families. Participants will attend all 5 virtual sessions with one hour of independent study between each session. Graduate credit is available! Objectives: Participants will: 1. Understand the term child traumatic stress and know what types of experiences constitute childhood trauma. 2. Understand the impact of trauma on the brain development and behavior of children. 3. Learn how the impact of traumatic stress can be prevented and/or mitigated by use of trauma-informed responses and strategies. 4. Identify “secondary traumatic stress” and learn strategies for taking care of you 5. Describe a framework for creating a “trauma-informed” culture.