Integrating and Installing Trauma 
within Your Current System
It is recommended that participants in this training have a strong understanding of trauma and the impact of trauma on brain development and learning. Please review the objectives from Trauma Awareness training to self-assess your knowledge. It is recommended that participants who are unable to confidently respond to those objectives participate in that training series prior to this series.

Teams participating in this training will learn to apply the core features of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to install a trauma informed approach that is integrated within their current PBIS framework. Teams will use virtual breakout rooms to have time for action planning 1) a professional development plan, 2) assessing and resource mapping current practices with trauma informed lens, and 3) identifying data for monitoring fidelity and outcomes of a trauma informed approach

Who Should Participate

  • Participants with strong understanding of trauma and the impact of trauma on learning (review objectives from Trauma Awareness training to self-assess)
  • District and school based teams which include an administrator, school-based clinician(s), and teacher leaders representative of your school.
  • Additional team members might include school nurses and others with mental health and/or behavioral expertise.
  • It is recommended for team members identified for this training to be members on the current school-wide team (i.e., Tier 1 team, Tier 2 team) as trauma-informed practices should be aligned within your three-tiered framework rather than a separate initiative.


  • Participants will be able to describe how PBIS provides the framework for data, system, and practices for trauma informed approach
  • Teams will assemble a professional development using multi-tiered logic 
  • Teams will assess current practices with a trauma informed lens and action plan for modifying, strategically abandoning, and adding practices
  • Teams will assemble an evaluation plan to monitor fidelity and impact of trauma informed approach