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Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment: A Team Approach

  • Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave. S. Tukwila, WA 98168 (map)

Childhood trauma is real, it is prevalent, and it impacts students, their learning, and the adults in their lives quite significantly. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of best-selling Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016) about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting. 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 explore their roles as leaders and gain strategies for both student and adult support. Attendees will be given opportunities to collaborate and problem-solve scenarios associated with fostering a trauma sensitive environment.