Trauma Informed Classrooms

Audience: All school professionals

Traumatic experiences can happen to anyone. These events involve actual or perceived threats to the safety and well-being of a child or someone close to them. These frightening events change the way our students see the world and themselves. They can have a serious impact on a child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. With this knowledge caregivers and professionals can create hope and healing by promoting their students well-being in trauma informed classrooms.

In this 2.5 hour course we will:

  • Learn what trauma is and how it impacts a child/youths development
  • Explore how a student’s trauma has impacts on you as we discuss vicarious trauma
  • See how the role of attachment can act as a buffer for children/youth in creating resiliency
  • Build a list of strategies that promote a whole school approach to support students