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A two day conference designed to build the capacity of educators to implement and sustain system-wide, trauma-informed support for all students.

Attend virtually or in-person based on what works for you!

Increase Understanding of Childhood Trauma

Increase understanding of how trauma impacts development and functioning across the lifespan.

Embed Social Emotional Learning

Move beyond a canned SEL lesson to an embedded model of social emotional learning that builds the capacity to build relationships, respond to conflict and advocate for equity for both students and staff.

Promote Educator Resilience

Build practices that promote educator resilience to meet the social and emotional demands of their professional and private lives.

Incorporate Trauma-Informed, Anti-Racism & Equity Work

Examine the intersection of trauma-informed, anti-racism, and equity work in schools.

Rate Schedule

Individual Registration

(Virtual or In-Person)

School or Department Registration

(Virtual only)

STANDARD RATE

September 1, 2022 - October 14, 2022)

$409

$3,000

LATE RATE

(October 15, 2022 - October 26, 2022)

$499

$3,500

The Details

When

Thursday, October 27, 2022: 9:00 AM CST - 4:00 PM CST

Friday, October 28, 2022: 9:00 AM CST - 2:30 PM CST

Where

Attend in person at the Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

OR

Attend virtually and tune into the conference from anywhere with internet access.

Presentations

Keynote sessions will be one hour in length followed by fifteen minutes of live Q&A with the presenter. Breakout sessions will be 60 minutes. With your registration, all session recordings will be available until 5:00 PM CST on June 1, 2023.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase understanding of how trauma impacts development and functioning across the lifespan.
  • Recognize how school systems can contribute to the trauma in the lives of students and families by addressing the role they play in reinforcing harmful cultural narratives.
  • Build practices that promote educator resilience to meet the social and emotional demands of their professional and private lives.
  • Move beyond a canned SEL lesson to an embedded model of social emotional learning that builds the capacity to build relationships, respond to conflict and advocate for equity for both students and staff.
  • Provide practical tools and strategies for building relationships and supporting regulation of physiological state in students and staff.
  • Examine the intersection of trauma-informed, anti-racism, and equity work in schools.
  • Build connections with like-minded professionals in education.

Not Your Average Conference

In this season, there are so many conferences, trainings, and workshops out there. So what makes this one different?

Sometimes attending online trainings can feel a little like playing the lottery. You pour over the websites and research the presenters hoping to choose something that will be engaging and practical. Despite my best efforts, I often end up in sessions where the actual content didn't match the description at all or I am left with the question "what's next?". While there is clearly some awesome content to be found in these type of trainings, it all too often requires a lot of effort, and a bit of luck, to find.

We designed this conference to be different!

We have designed each session to be full of engaging content and provide practical applications of the material. All of our sessions are presented by educators and administrators that understand the challenges and rewards of doing this work.

This one of a kind hybrid event will offer live presentations, interactive networking opportunities and access to virtual breakout sessions and recorded keynote sessions through June 1, 2023 so that you can go at your own pace and with what works for your schedule.

Why this conference?

The Trauma-Informed Schools Institute will address key skills and mindsets needed to develop school environments where students and staff feel supported and connected. You’ll walk away feeling empowered, ready to implement new strategies and actions, while deepening commitment and anchoring into a vision for your school. You will connect with colleagues as you practice content, reflect, apply and practice skills together.

Maybe you're...

Wondering how to create predictability and routine in midst of uncertainty and change.

Looking for ways to build relationships and connect as a way to support learning.

We are designing this conference to be packed full of practical applications and strategies of how you can build practices that promote educator resilience to meet the social and emotional demands of their professional and private lives and mitigate the impact of trauma in the lives of students. We need safe spaces and caring relationships before students and staff can focus on learning.

For the 6th year of the Trauma-Informed Schools Institute we are excited to offer this conference as a hybrid event with options to attend live, virtually or in collaboration with your team.   

Virtual Option:

Attendees that elect to attend the conference virtually will have access to live streams of all keynote sessions, including the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other virtual attendees. Two breakout sessions will be offered virtually during each breakout session time.  Virtual attendees can attend live or watch the session replays.

In-person Option:

Attendees that choose to attend the conference in person will have access to all the in-person or virtual sessions. Attendees that want to attend a virtual session live will have the option to participate in that session from their room or common space at the civic center. In-person attendees will also have access to recordings of the sessions to watch after the event.

Department/School Option:

Because we believe that trauma-informed learning is so important, we have created an option for schools and departments to be able to participate in this conference together. So if multiple members of the counseling, social work or student services department at your district are interested in this conference, the department/school option is a great way to access the content at a low per person cost. We do believe that learning happens best in collaboration with others, so we encourage you to participate live and/or bring together a team locally to learn together.

It's time to...

- Recognize how school systems can contribute to the trauma in the lives of students and families and address the role they play in reinforcing harmful cultural narratives.

- Move beyond a canned SEL lesson to an embedded model of social emotional learning that builds the capacity to build relationships, respond to conflict and advocate for equity for both students and staff

- Explore how to leverage trauma-informed and equity work to address anti-racism in your school.

- Build connections with like-minded professionals in education.

Don't miss your chance to participate in the Trauma-Informed Schools Institute!

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Location

In person attendees will be convening at the Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. The conference location, hotels and many restaurants are all accessible via indoor skyways and tunnels though the weather will likely still be fallish outside.

Some nearby hotels include the Doubletree, the Hilton Garden Inn and the Kahler Grand.

If you are traveling by air, Rochester is only 70 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport and accessible by shuttle if you don’t want to rent a car. You would not need a car once you are here as anything you need would be available in the downtown area. Rochester also has an international airport that has flights on both Delta and American Airlines.

As a live attendee, you will still have access to the recording of the sessions of all virtual only sessions. In addition to all the great content, we will have some special interactive sessions with our speakers, along with great food!