**NEW!** How would you like to earn a little extra credit? We will now offer you the opportunity to come early (8 AM) and stay late (3:30 PM) to earn and learn a little more! During our “Coffee Chats” at 8 AM, we will go over resources that are available for your class. In the afternoon at “Happy 1/2 Hour”, we will discuss any issues you may be having and problem solve. The additional time is voluntary, but eligible teachers can earn extra money and additional in-service points.
Do you have students who have experienced trauma? They may have a difficult home situation, or they may have been in and out of foster care, or they may even be struggling with mental health issues. Any of these situations can make focusing on learning difficult for the student; however, as educators, we desire to find a way to connect and help every student be successful. This session will provide you with tools to better understand trauma and the behaviors that can result from it as well as how to work with parents to create a healing environment for the student to succeed.
Understand the “trauma brain” and how past trauma creates behavior issues in the classroom
Understand that behaviors are symptoms, symptoms of a greater need
Become a healing adult in the life of a traumatized child
Understand the “why” in order to create a healing environment
Identify triggers to reduce episodes of trauma behaviors
Learn how to work with parents to create a healing team attitude
Eligible teachers get paid $25.00 an hour for attendance plus in-service points.
Additional certification points, including ESE points, can be earned through a follow-up assignment.
Ongoing support for implementation through ConnectedClass.comis available for site-licensed schools.
Who should attend?
Any teacher who wants to decrease toxic stress in the classroom
Any educator desiring to create strong parent-teacher relationships to assist in the healing process and allow more learning
Any school social workers, clinicians, nurses, or support staff who work with students who have experienced trauma
Any educator who helps with accommodations and strategies for 504’s or IEP’s
Any administrator wishing to provide ongoing resources to support teachers in classrooms with a disruptive child