Becoming A Trauma Responsive Educator, With A Focus On A

Trauma Responsive Re-Start After COVID-19 School Closures

This self-paced online course with a companion assessment and activities manual will help you prepare for the upcoming academic year, when all educators will need to be ready to meet the psychological, emotional, and academic needs of students coping with trauma. Through providing and revising professional materials for schools coping with high levels of student trauma we have developed trauma responsive pedagogical practices that are adapted for the realities of most classrooms. We have also developed new resources focusing on the unique needs of how the stress and trauma associated with COVID-19 will affect student and educator functioning during this coming academic year.  


This online course will prepare you with:

  1. The knowledge and awareness of trauma and how it shows up in student behaviors.

  2. A range of practices and planning materials to ready yourself for the coming academic year.

  3. A range of student assessments and activities to foster their well-being.

  4. A series of staff assessments  and self-care activities to foster your well-being.  


During this course you will discover the key areas of focus that you need to master to meet students' social and emotional needs, especially those who have been deeply impacted by trauma. Course content is broken down into easily digestible units and presented with a blend of multimedia and practice and planning assignments to facilitate engagement.


Each of the learning topics listed connects to the science of trauma, is matched with effective strategies, and is associated with planning and implementation tools:

  • Consequences of Children’s Exposure to Toxic Stress and Trauma

  • Effects of Trauma on Behavior and Learning

  • Understanding COVID-19 Traumatic Loss and Traumatic Grief

  • Talking with Children and Youth about Trauma 

  • Helping Children Process Worry and Anxiety in the Classroom

  • Mindfulness and Other Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma

  • Trauma Responsive De-Escalation 

  • Fostering Resilience and Bouncing Back After a Crisis 

  • Preventing and Managing Educator Secondary Traumatic Stress

  • Active Engagement with Educator Self-Care 


Online Course Cost: $75 per person; includes online course and companion manual 

  • Group enrollment is available by purchase order by emailing

  •  A 25% discounted rate is available for groups of 150 or more at $57 per person.


Certificates and Continuing Education Units: 

  • Upon course completion you will receive a completion certificate indicating the number of eligible continuing education units (2 CEUs for this course). Awarding of these CEUs is subject to approval by your institution. 


You will have access to the course for 18 months.


Questions: Please contact 

Register now and the course will be available to start on or after July 1st, 2020.

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