Professional Development Services
Workshop #1 - Calling for a Trauma Informed Education System
We will raise awareness around trauma and loss in children. This workshop will bring awareness to the fact that many school youth are emotionally and psychologically wounded. We discuss how trauma externalizes itself as an impediment to school performance and will connect this concern to the potential for the education system to help young people overcome this adversity.
Workshop #2 - Trauma: Application of Knowledge: From the Workshop to the Classroom
This workshop focuses on the trauma continuum, hidden and exposed. We will examine: the neurophysiology of trauma, the intersection of trauma and PTSD, persistent avoidance, educational safety and behavioral reenactments. It concludes with three major takeaways on understanding behavioral responses to danger, and also presents a suggested antidote to trauma.
Workshop #3 - Trauma as an Impediment to School Performance
The focus will be on trauma as an impediment to school performance. We will investigate the definition of a traumatic event and will discuss child traumatic stress and secondary stress. The workshop will instruct on the intersection of abuse and trauma and present the 14 types of trauma and the UCLA assessment. We will also explain the impact of anxiety on the brain, as well as the behavioral manifestations of trauma. There will be a deep inspection of the work of James Comer and the impact of trauma on physical, language, cognitive, emotional, ethical, social and psychological development of children. The workshop concludes with information on how schools can help and encouraging information about resilience.
Workshop #4 - What School Boards and Superintendents Need to Know and Do about Trauma
The workshop will present the definition and continuum of trauma, and will present the need for a trauma informed educational system approach to schooling. We will also provide the definition of a traumatic event, the behavioral manifestations of trauma and how it impacts discipline in schools. We will discuss the importance of the (arts, music, school counselors and other programs that are being cut at alarming rates in schools) in healing and building resilient schools and children. The workshop will conclude with information on how School Boards and Superintendents can build trauma informed schools.
TIEC is an Approved Professional Education Provider through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education - Act 48 Credits
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