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Stadium High School

111 North E St, Tacoma, WA 98403

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Seating is limited!

Register early and enjoy discounted registration pricing.


Event Overview

What does it really mean to be trauma-invested? Get past the buzzwords, roll up your sleeves, and let’s commit to schooling practices that create safety for all – so our students can learn and thrive. At this two-day institute, educators and caregiving professionals will consent and commit to truly trauma-invested practices, build knowledge together about childhood trauma and its effect on the brain and student learning, develop a common language around this topic, and embrace the value of self-awareness and sustaining a healthy work-life balance. Expect lively keynote addresses and interactive, informative breakout sessions led by seasoned, expert practitioners highlighting adult self-care, work-life balance, relationship-building, communication structures, and a plethora of strategies you can use in your classroom, department, school, or district immediately. Attend as a team and reap the benefits of collaborative processing/planning time facilitated by our expert speakers and authors, all focused on the same goal: create a trauma-invested learning environment in your setting.

Who should attend

In short, anyone who has a hand in (or a heart for) the healthy development of our young people: teachers, counselors, administrators, social workers, early learning providers, school/district employees, clinicians, community supports…you’re invited! Bring a representative leadership team from your school or district and gather some significant momentum towards creating a trauma-Invested learning environment.

Other Benefits to Attendees

During the registration process, all attendees will have the option to order selected resources at slightly discounted prices (all items will also be available for sale on-site at regular prices):

  • Fostering Resilient Learners (Book) by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall $28.95 $28.00

  • NEW! Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-invested strategies for fostering resilient learners (Book) by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall $28.95 $28.00

  • Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom Laminated Quick Reference Guide (Single Guide) $12.95 $12.00

  • Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom Laminated Quick Reference Guide (25-Pack) $289.95 $275.00


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The two-day institute will take place at beautiful Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington. The now high school was originally designed as a luxury hotel. It has hosted speakers including Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Warren G. Harding. Attendees may recognize the location from the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You. Stadium High School is located a mere 40 minute drive from downtown Seattle, Washington where sight seers may catch a glimpse of Mount Rainier, coffee enthusiasts can watch special batches roast at Starbucks Reserve, and foodies will struggle with countless tantalizing meal options!


Seattle, Washington. Image by Mindy Hall.

More event details coming soon!


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This engaging learning opportunity is brought to you by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, co-authors of “Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom(ASCD, 2016) and  “Relationships, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners” (ASCD, 2018). Contact us if you have any questions!