In-Person Integrating and Installing Trauma 
Understanding how trauma impacts performance in the educational setting can change how we interact with our most vulnerable youth.  This 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

District or school-based teams which include an administrator, school-based clinician(s), and teacher leaders representative of school. Other team members might include school nurse and others with behavioral expertise. It is recommended for the team members identified for this training to be members on current school-wide teams (i.e.: Tier 1 team, Tier 2 team) as trauma-informed practices should be aligned in your three-tiered framework, rather than a separate initiative.

Participants can expect to leave being able to:

  • Define and provide examples of trauma 
  • Describe stress response (fight, flight and freeze) and provide examples of what might trigger stress response
  • Describe "downstairs brain" and provide examples 
  • Assemble a professional development plan for building capacity of trauma awareness among their staff 
  • Develop an evaluation plan that measures both fidelity of implementation and impact 
  • Assess current school-wide practices within continuum of supports and identify practices to enhance for trauma informed and gaps in practice
  • Describe trauma informed classroom practices and process to assess current practice implementation