Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma according to the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study conducted by the CDC. And, according to research, approximately two thirds of all students report one or more adverse experiences during their school-aged years. It’s imperative for teachers to understand the role of trauma, its effect on students and learning, and how they can change methods of interacting and responding to pupils impacted by trauma.
Research indicates there can be substantial barriers to learning among students who have suffered traumatic events. In a trauma-informed approach, a paradigm shift takes place in the classroom to recognize, understand and address the learning needs of students impacted by trauma to help create an optimum learning environment.
In this 90-minute webinar, Craig McCullough will discuss facts around children and teens dealing with trauma and the effects on learning, the different types of trauma, understanding the nervous system and the three levels of information processing. Discover the trauma-informed practices you can put into use in you classroom to eliminate barriers to learning for students impacted by trauma.
Webinar highlights will include:
• Impacts from different types of trauma – loss, disasters, abuse and developmental
• How teachers can best use the information in trauma screenings
• Overviews of evidence-based trauma-focused programs in schools
• Effective approaches to treating traumatic stress
• Educating children and parents
• Trauma informed IEPs
• Reflect, Relate, and Regulate: Know your own triggers to trauma and learn to avoid the escalating conflict with trauma surviving students.
• Discover trauma-informed practices to reducing learning barriers
• Explore the nervous system and the three levels of information processing
• Discern sources of childhood trauma
• Discern how to utilize trauma screenings to enhance classroom management
• Explore trauma-informed IEPs and how they can help optimize the learning experience for students experiencing trauma
• Discover ways to educate parents and children regarding effects of trauma