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Trauma Informed Practice Summit: Part II

  • 3223 N. Marguerite Rd. Spokane, WA 99212 (map)

ABOUT THE SUMMIT
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 (lead author of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom) about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting. Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to reflect on information centered around the role that trauma plays in the school environment; the importance of self-awareness and regulation and strategies to support these in the school setting; the power of relationships and the role they plays in the establishment and maintenance of school safety; and the importance of self-care and the need for the professionals to have tools and strategies to support their own health. This professional development experience will emphasize strength-based approaches to use with students, families, fellow faculty, school personnel, and community members.

PART II 
Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to explore more in-depth the importance of fostering a culture of safety, predictability, and consistency; what it truly means to work as a team and address our students collectively; discuss a handful of strategies to support the New Three R’s (Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation); and how to sustain a healthy work-life balance. Attendees will be given opportunities to collaborate and problem-solve scenarios associated with fostering a trauma sensitive environment.