Completion of the Introduction to the Seven Essential Ingredients course is strongly encouraged before attending this course. Participants should have a foundational knowledge of the high prevalence of adverse experiences student in our schools may face and the impact this can have on development, behavior and learning. Specific tools will be shared to assess traumatic response in children and increase awareness of key physiological, developmental, behavioral and academic indicators of traumatic stress. Participants will be given strategies to help facilitate perspective shift in the families, schools and communities with which they work, to create a more trauma informed view. Specific strategies for intervention that increase regulation in children will be shared, along with ideas about how to create nurturing relationships for healing. These strategies will target improved behavior, increased academic success and enhanced healing and resilience. Further exploration of how to help students create a “reason to be” will be addressed through tools that help achieve a sense purpose and hope. Finally, the need for a focus on the caregiver capacity of our school staff will be emphasized as essential in creating a trauma sensitive school.
This presentation will be interactive and include hands-on activities and discussion. Many resources will be shared, and the expertise of the room will be drawn upon to encourage collaboration and a wider community of knowledge.
Registration for this training costs $120, with lunch provided.