This bundle includes:
Access to recordings of the 5 professional development sessions listed below through June 1, 2022
Discussion questions and activities for each session
Continuing Education Certificate for each of the five sessions
1. “Creative & Expressive Ways to get to know the Unique Child” with Karen Treisman
This uplifting talk will offer a range of creative, tangible, and expressive ideas on different ways of getting to know the unique child, teen, or adult. Including creative ways of exploring with them their hobbies, interests, things that are important to them, different parts of their identity and more. This is a key part of increasing engagement, getting to know the person, relationship building and seeing the person not the problem.
2. “In the Midst of Opportunity: A Paradigm Shift” with Matthew Portell
Hear how one school’s journey took them from shifting their paradigm from compliance to connection as they transformed their school culture and community into a fully integrated trauma-informed school. Grounded in applied neuroscience, Portell and his team have gone from theory to action by acting upon current research and science to ensure proactive approaches are used to teach students skills needed to meet their fullest potential. Portell continues to remind educators that trauma-informed education is a journey and not a destination.
3. “Self Care is Selfless & Mental Health is Mandatory” with James Moffett
What is self-care and why is it important for school staff? This keynote presentation will explore the three types of self-care, immediate, short-term and long-term, overcoming the stigma of mental health and the integration of self-care and mental health.
4. “Reflecting on COVID-19: Where Are We? Where Do We Go From Here?” with Jen Alexander
The collective trauma associated with the pandemic has caused big changes that have impacted everyone, although in different ways. Simultaneously, ongoing racism, other injustices, and political events have continued to create trauma as well as encourage folks to stand up for social change. High stress for youth, families, and educators has been and still is common. At the same time, some students thrived in distant learning. Whether overwhelming or liberating, schooling has changed. In this interactive session, Ms. Jen will help educators reflect on how recent events have impacted communities. Participants will also explore what educators, youth, families, and communities need now. As always, this work isn’t about what we do *to* or *for* others. It’s what we do with one another—together. Come learn how to be part of trauma-sensitive change!
5. “Building Safety within a Trauma-Informed Classroom” with Matthew Vasquez
The concept of safety is often touted as one of the core components of trauma-informed care. Yet, there is often confusion as to what it means to develop safety, or to “be safe”, especially within the classroom. This presentation provides an in-depth discussion on how to promote safety within the classroom using a trauma-informed lens by 1) addressing immediate and basic needs, 2) promoting safe bodies, 3) accepting emotions, and 4) creating consistency and predictability.