Understanding how trauma impacts performance in the educational setting can change how we interact with our most vulnerable youth. This two day training will build participants fluency in defining trauma, describing how trauma may look in the classroom, discussing how trauma can effect student development and impact learning, and how to assess current school-wide and classroom systems with trauma informed lens. Participants in this training should engage in the professional learning necessary to install and coach utilizing a trauma-informed lens in systemic, efficient, and effective way. This will include:  1) providing professional development to school staff, 2) supporting assessment of school-wide and classroom systems and practices, and 3) supporting action planning for trauma-informed school and classroom data, systems and practices.

Who Should Participate: 

This training is appropriate for any member of the school staff who wants to learn more about the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences.  This training is ideal for those interested in/intending to lead the charge within their district/building.
  • External Coaches
  • Internal Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Student Support Personnel
  • Etc.

Participants can expect to leave being able to:

  • Define trauma and how it impacts performance in the classroom; 
  • Understand how implementing SW-PBIS is the basis of developing a trauma informed building/classroom;  
  • Know strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support students who have experienced trauma.

Are you looking to develop capacity of your team to train your school staff?  Consider the Trauma Training of Trainers (TOT) 

Trauma Training of Trainers is:

  • 3 days of training with time lapse between day 2 and 3
  • Geared toward teams rather than individuals
  • Additional time for creating professional development plans, evaluation planning and coaching skills