Join us we break down the components of a Trauma-Informed School. Becoming a trauma-informed school requires a layered approach to create an environment with clear behavior expectations for everyone, open communication, and sensitivity to the feelings and emotions of others.

(from TraumaAwareSchools.org)

Components of a Trauma-Informed School

There are many ways to weave trauma-informed approaches into the fabric of schools, including strategic planning by administrators, staff training, and direct intervention with traumatized students. To move toward a trauma-informed school environment, it is important to build knowledge and communication in these areas:

Impact of Trauma on Students

Trauma Services in Schools

Threat Assessment

Student Behavior

Secondary Traumatic Stress

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Coping with the effects of others' trauma can be draining and can have lasting negative effects. It is not uncommon for educators who deal with traumatized children to develop their own symptoms of traumatic stress. This is known as secondary traumatic stress.

In order to best serve their students and and maintain their own health, educators must be alert to the signs of secondary traumatic stress in themselves and their coworkers. In a trauma-informed school, staff should be encouraged to practice self-care along with other strategies to guard against or heal from the effects of secondary traumatic stress.

Presenter: KAREN DUDGEON, LCSW - COUNSELOR, CORTLAND NY

Workshop dates and information coming soon.

For more information visit Trauma Informed Schools