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 about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting. Participants will be 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 play in the establishment and maintenance of school safety; 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 is for teachers, administrators, school counselors, psychologists and community health professionals. It will emphasize strength-based approach to use with students, families, fellow faculty, school personnel and community members.