Trauma-Informed Skills for Educators
A significant number of children and youth in our schools are impacted by trauma. As educators, we are faced with the repercussions that result from neglect, abuse, violence, and disasters plaguing our students. Sometimes, the impact is easy to identify while other times we confuse the behavior as defiance or disrespect. As educators, we need the knowledge to identify students who are struggling emotionally and skills and resources to help support them in their healing journey.Please join the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center, in partnership with the California Department of Education and Wellness Together School Mental Health, for a FREE one day workshop to help educators gain knowledge and skills to help support students affected by trauma.
• K-12 Teachers and Site/District Administrators• School Counselors, School Psychologists• School Social Workers• School Nurses• School-Based LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs• Campus Health Center Staff• Education Specialists• Discipline Technicians• Classified & Support Staff• School Resource Officers• University & Community• College Counselors• College Faculty
The Trauma-informed Skills for Educators is a 6-hour professional development designed to enhance educators’ knowledge about trauma and its impact on students, as well as enhance educators’ ability to engage with youth who’ve been exposed to trauma. The workshop will address various types of trauma, the neurological impact of trauma on students, signs and symptoms of trauma, and describes how trauma can manifest in the classroom and impact student learning. Additionally, participants will learn concrete strategies to help support students in a more trauma-responsive way including: fostering a trauma-sensitive classroom climate, communicating with students about trauma, de-escalating disruptive incidents; and fostering trauma responsiveness throughout the school community.
1. Learn about different types of traumatic experiences and their prevalence2. Understand how exposure to trauma can impact students’ emotional, social, and academic functioning3. Enhance educators’ ability to respond supportively with students who’ve been exposed to trauma and build resilience
Lunch- Participants will be on their own for food, as federally funded projects do not allow food to be provided. There is a food court available within the venue.Travel & Lodging- Participants are responsible for the expenses and coordination of their own travel accommodations. Rooms at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel (adjacent to the conference venue) are reserved for conference attendees, starting at $129/night + tax. Group Code is "WEL". Click here or call (877) 776-4932 to make your Hilton Anaheim reservation.Parking- Onsite parking is available. For attendees not staying at Hilton Anaheim, venue parking information can be found here- http://bit.ly/2020casmwcparking
. Rates and availability may vary.
Join us for this FREE post-conference workshop following the 2020 California Student Mental Wellness Conference! This one-day workshop will offer you and your team gain knowledge to identify students who are struggling emotionally and skills and resources to help support them in their healing journey.
For additional information regarding this event, please contact Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSWClinical Associate Professor, Field EducationDepartment of Children, Youth, and Familiesat dmlsbGF2ZXIgfCB1c2MgISBlZHU=
If you have not registered for The 2020 California Student Mental Wellness Conference on 3/23-3/24, hosted by Wellness Together and the California Department of Education, please visit wellnesstogether.org/conference.