California ASCD and Yolo County Office of Education present:
Trauma Informed Practice:
Fostering Resilient Learners
"TRAUMA IS A WORD, NOT A SENTENCE"
with Presenter Kristin Souers, MA LMHC
Duration: 1 day (6 hours) of training
One day of training and consultation with a team of educators on how to support students and staff at the whole group, small group and individual basis (i.e., Tiers 1, 2 and 3).
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hosted by: Yolo County Office of Education
Location: 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776
8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch
Trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of "Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom") about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting. Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to reflect on information centered around the role that trauma plays in the school environment; the importance of self-awareness and regulation and strategies to support these in the school setting; the power of relationships and the role they play in the establishment and maintenance of school safety; and the importance of self-care and the need for the professionals to have tools and strategies to support their own health. This professional development experience will emphasize strength-based approaches to use with students, families, fellow faculty, school personnel, and community members.
Intended Professional Learning Outcomes:
- Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
- Participants will explore multiple strategies for education staff and community members to utilize with children with (known and unknown) trauma histories—helping to sustain learning-ready states.
- Participants will collaborate to identify best practices associated with trauma-informed care that they can implement into their workplace settings.
- Participants will reflect on how this information impacts their role and their overall health, collecting several suggestions for self-care and self-awareness.
Comments furnished by Janet Reggae, WA ASCD President, Instructional Facilitator from previous workshops:
- What Does It Mean to be Trauma Informed?
- Impact of Trauma on Learning and Graduation Rate
- Strategies for Staff and Community
- Self-Care and Awareness
- Best Practice
- Kristin is amazing!
- Kristin brings her real life stories, her expertise and her experiences as a mental health specialist to the school setting
- She brings her passion and energy as she educates staff on dealing with students of trauma
- Kristin is a fabulous presenter, she is the real deal-EVERY educator should have the privilege of hearing Kristin’s message to support all students
Kristin Souers is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington. She is an assistant director at Washington State University’s Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) in the CLEAR Trauma Center. Kristin also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Masters of Counseling Psychology Program at Gonzaga University. She is an expert in understanding the impact of trauma on individuals and families and has provided consultation and training on this topic to education and human services systems for more than 20 years. She is the Co-Author of the ASCD Publication “Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating A Trauma-Sensitive Classroom”.