Subject: Addressing trauma in our schools

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Addressing trauma in our schools...
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Below you will find our Fall 2019 offerings to assist educators at all levels with the issue of trauma in our schools. Each workshop has a specific focus to help you better address the needs of the children in your care. We want to help you create an environment where students who have experienced trauma are less likely to be re-traumatized. 

And if you believe your district or school is ready for a systems-based approach, be sure to take a look at our complete Trauma Informed Systems of Supports Service.
Fall 2019 Trauma Related Workshops

During this session of the Trauma Informed Systems of Supports networking series, teams will learn how trauma impacts the brain, the definition and examples of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and other significant research. Groups will establish a trauma-informed lens through which to view policies, practices, and procedures already in use. Collaborate with other schools/districts and consultants who received their certification through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, to work towards a systems-based approach to addressing trauma.


10/01 •  Understanding Trauma for Administrators

Learn about the effects trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have on brain development and learning and understand the signs and symptoms some staff members may experience if suffering from secondary trauma or compassion fatigue. Hear how a systems approach is the best way to counteract trauma and create an environment that's conducive to all.


Increasingly schools are dealing with more students who are angry, anxious, and tending to violence. This is taking significant time away from learning. The typical discipline strategies are only working with some students because many of the behavior issues have very deep emotional roots. We will provide you with strategies, understanding of the causes and sources, and vocabulary. Learn to identify the most probable sources of violence so that interventions can begin much earlier. The “emotional dance” in the classroom will be named and discussed.



Teachers want to teach and students want to learn. Neither can happen when we don’t feel safe in our bodies. Sarah Buffie, from Soul Bird Consulting, will support participants in understanding how complex childhood trauma affects the brain and body and how we can join others on their healing journey. Explore a framework that supports educators in building a greater sense of empathy, patience, and creativity for all students and colleagues with whom they interact. Trauma is real, and we can heal.



In this network PD session, participants join teams from other schools and dive deep into relevant data analysis, including self-assessment data, performance data, discipline data, and more. How do our perceptions change when we view data through a “trauma-informed lens”? Collaborate with our cohort as certified trauma practitioners help you set the foundation for strategic planning on the basis of your data.
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