Professional Development Courses
We have updated our courses with 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.
2) Preparing for A Trauma Responsive Return to School After COVID-19 Closures
3) Becoming a Trauma Responsive Educator Course (classes on Zoom)
This 3-day, half-day course on Zoom with daily planning activities will strengthen your knowledge and capacity to recognize traumatic stress behaviors and respond with developmentally supportive practices. You will also engage in discussion based on problems of practice from your schools and classrooms and complete planning materials to ready yourself for the coming academic year. We will also discuss compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress, and create a sustainable self-care plan to foster your well-being and the longevity of your educational career. Learn more>>>
4) Trauma Responsive School Leadership Course (classes on Zoom)
1) Understanding Trauma and Trauma Responsive Educational Practices
This course will support you in understanding: (1) what trauma is and the neuroscience behind understanding the dysregulated behaviors presented by students who have experienced trauma; (2) a framework for the strategies that transform schools and classrooms into contexts that promote post-traumatic growth; (3) evidence-based benefits for investing in ensuring that your pedagogical practices are trauma responsive; and (4) quick start universal precaution practices. Learn more>>>