1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Childhood trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers and former school principal Pete Hall (authors of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom and Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners) about the importance of trauma-informed practices in the school setting. Participants will reflect on the role that trauma plays in the school environment and the importance of self-awareness; build a common language on this topic; learn strategies related to the “New 3 Rs” that will let them better meet students’ needs; understand the importance of relationships and the role they play in the establishment and maintenance of school safety; and realize the importance of self-care supported by professional tools and strategies. This professional development experience will emphasize approaches to dealing with trauma that build on the strengths of students, families, fellow faculty, school personnel, and community members.
Deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
Reflect on how childhood trauma affects their role as educators and their overall health, collecting several suggestions for ensuring self-care and self-awareness.
Explore multiple strategies for education staff and community members to use with children who have trauma histories (known and unknown)—helping to sustain learning-ready states.
Collaborate to identify best practices associated with trauma-informed care that they can implement in their in their schools or classrooms.
Participants will each receive a copy of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2016), Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2018), Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners (ASCD, 2018), and Building Teacher Capacity Through Reflection (ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2018). Additional materials fee of $66.00 will be applied to your registration.