Title:  Be Trauma Informed 

Audience: K-12 Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Nurses
Scope:
In a trauma responsive school, the adults in the school community are prepared to recognize and respond to those who have been impacted by traumatic toxic stress. In addition, students are provided with clear expectations and communication strategies to guide them through stressful situations.
This workshop is a teacher-friendly professional development framework specific to engaging any age group with any content. The day is combined with an organized structure for trauma responsive informed care specific to educators. This support framework involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Participants will be provided with state-of-the-art engaging practices and ‘Psychological First Aid’ tools to soothe, assist, and intervene with students. These tools will help students cope and regulate extreme and ongoing emotionally complicated situations.
Objectives:
  • To recognize the costs of trauma and what we can do about it.
  • To prevent re-traumatizing the student.
  • To have a plan that actively supports and effectively intervenes with student behavior.
  • To plan for discrete areas in the classroom for calming/self-regulation.
  • To help teachers develop students’ coping strategies and problem-solving skills.
  • To offer instructional delivery strategies that keep your students in an attentive and alert learning state.
  • To provide a framework for using popular genre music as a motivator, mood regulator, and anxiety reducer.
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