Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Early Lessons from the Southland

Jacquelyn McKenzie

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Early Lessons from...

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Building Trauma Sensitive Schools: Early Lessons from the Southland Ended Free  

Share Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Early Lessons from the Southland

Event Details


About the Conference

Three years ago, teachers, administrators, and school support staff from three Southland school districts began to meet together to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), childhood trauma and resilience.  Since then, a total of seven school districts serving close to 16,000 children have worked to become “trauma-sensitive.”  That pioneering work, facilitated by the Partnership for Resilience, is now bearing fruit and is profiled in a new report issued by the Harvard Education Redesign Lab:  Early Lessons in Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools.

Join us at this conference as we hear from Susan Craig, one of the country’s leading authorities on trauma-informed education, and learn from the growing number of homegrown experts who are making a difference in area schools. 


  About the Partnership for Resilience

Partnership for Resilience works to transform and integrate education, health care, and community organizations to create a trauma-informed, family-focused system that measurably improves academic, health, and social outcomes for children. To reach this goal the Partnership builds sustainable community partnerships, creates resources, training and education programs, and advocates for research-based policies that further its mission.


Conference Keynote Presenter

Susan E. Craig, PhD, Dr. Craig, Ph.D. is the founder and president of SEC Enterprises, Inc. A career educator, author, and public speaker, she is nationally recognized as an expert in addressing the educational needs of at-risk children and youth. She is the author of Helping Traumatized Children LearnReaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your ClassroomTrauma-Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Children's Lives, K–5, and Trauma-Sensitive Schools for the Adolescent Years.


Conference Breakout Sessions

  • Integrating SEL and Resilience Strategies in the Classroom (with Susan Craig)
  • Interrupting the School-To-Prison Pipeline:  The History of SB100
  • Family Engagement:  Why It Matters, How to Build It
  • An Introduction to ACEs, Trauma and Toxic Stress
  • Self-Care for Educators
  • Multi-Tier Systems of Support:  Making the Framework Work in Schools.


$30 per person includes a light breakfast and lunch and will be paid by the College of Education.  Clock Hours available. Contact Dr. Shannon Dermer at for details. 

More Information

More information is available at   

Have questions about Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Early Lessons from the Southland? Contact Jacquelyn McKenzie

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

Governors State University
1 University Pkwy
University Park, IL 60484-0975

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

  Add to my calendar

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.