Back by popular demand, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, authors of the the ASCD books Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom and Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners. This 3-part series explores an urgent and growing issue — childhood trauma — and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Kristen, a mental heath counselor, and Pete, a former principal, will share practical easy-to-implement strategies to help students living with trauma thrive in the classroom.
This conference was held earlier this year to great acclaim. “This conference truly hits home. Becoming trauma-invested is at the core of our daily interactions with our students, coworkers, and loved ones. I cannot wait to take this knowledge back to my district. Truly transforming.” - Cory Sotala counselor at Tibbets Elementary School
Day 1: Trauma is a word, not a sentence.
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 principal Pete Hall (authors of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016) about the importance of implementing trauma-invested practices in the school setting. “Incorporating research, building a common vocabulary, and exploring the impact of stress on brain development begins our exploration. And because we’re in a service-oriented profession and continuously look outward to help others, we’ll turn our lenses around to build self-awareness, investigate the power of relationships, examine our belief systems, and embrace the concept of grace as we collaboratively build a culture of safety for our students, families, staffs, and communities. If we’re going to be good to others, first and foremost we’ve got to be good to ourselves. This session is rich with strategies and approaches to do just that…so we can foster resilient learners,” explained Pete Hall.
Day 1 Learning Outcomes
Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
Participants will embrace the need to build self-awareness and tend to their self-care in order to be primed and ready to effectively support their students and children.