Trauma and Crisis Management
Forty-six million children witness violence, crime, physical and psychological abuse every year in the United States. A study from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network found that one out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. With such startling statistics, it’s likely there are students in your school who have been exposed to some sort of trauma in their lifetime. This trauma can be detrimental to your students’ academic achievement, postsecondary readiness and social/emotional development.
Entire schools can also experience traumatic experiences, such as natural disasters, the loss of a student or facility member, or a school shooting, and school counselors play an important role in developing and leading the crisis response team after a traumatic event unfolds. Learn how you can best support individual students living with and experiencing trauma and how you can be an instrumental leader in creating and/or maintaining a safe, supportive, trauma-sensitive school.
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Explain in detail the prevalence and impact of trauma on students’ academic achievement, college and career readiness and social/emotional development.
- Identify different types of trauma students may experience
- Explain the role of schools in the lives of traumatized children
- Define and list the core attributes of a trauma-sensitive school
- List key tasks to complete in the wake of a crisis
- Discuss scenarios to understand the depth of response and what schools need in the recovery phase of a traumatic event
- Identify different ways to advocate for a trauma-sensitive schools.
- Locate valuable resources to aid students coping with trauma
Schedule: Full day training; 0.6 CEUs available to attendees
To bring this professional development workshop to your district, e-mail Jennifer Walsh.
*In cases involving extensive travel, additional fees apply.