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Part 2: Trauma Invested Practices | Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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 2: A culture of safety and the new 3 R's 

In this con­tin­u­ing exploration of #Trau­maIn­vested prac­tices, Kristin ane Pete share keen insights into the prac­tices of empa­thy and attune­ment and dis­cuss a com­mu­ni­ca­tion strat­egy built to strengthen con­nec­tion and under­stand­ing. Learn the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a cul­ture of safety, and imple­ment timely inter­ven­tions for our stu­dents by address­ing the “New 3 R’s” in edu­ca­tion: Rela­tion­ships, Respon­si­bil­ity, and Reg­u­la­tion. Using sce­nar­ios, research, and a bank of strate­gies, col­lab­o­rate with your col­leagues to brain­storm approaches to meet our stu­dents’ needs. Atten­dees will leave refreshed and excited about meet­ing the chal­lenges await­ing them, with tools in their tool­belt and the energy and opti­mism needed to use them!

Day 2 Learn­ing Outcomes

  • Par­tic­i­pants will deepen their under­stand­ing of the value of fos­ter­ing a safe, pre­dictable, and con­sis­tent learn­ing envi­ron­ment – one that is #TraumaInvested.

  • Par­tic­i­pants will be intro­duced to the new 3 R’s – an inter­ven­tion model packed full of mul­ti­ple strate­gies for edu­ca­tion staff and com­mu­nity mem­bers to uti­lize with chil­dren and staff with (known and unknown) trauma his­to­ries – help­ing to sus­tain learning-ready (and teaching-ready) states.