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Trauma-Informed Education Training Series 2021


ACEs Connection's interactive three-part series will begin in July of 2021.  This course will be facilitated by Lara Kain and will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and collaboration.  Registration will open soon.

Please see the course description and schedule below:

The Why of Trauma-Informed Schools, July 14th, 2021 9-10:30 am pst, register here

  • Explore how exposure to trauma and adversity can affect learning and behavior and how this may show up in a school environment. Understand the concept of Positive Childhood Experiences and how schools can increase opportunities for these to occur.
  • An introduction to the Polyvagal theory, especially creating a felt sense of safety in the school environment and the importance of regulation for both students and adults
  • Connection of these concepts to issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, school pushout/dropout, chronic absenteeism, school mental health, and academic achievement

The How of Trauma-Informed Schools, September 15th, 2021 9-10:30am pst, register here

  • How SAMHSA's 6 principles of trauma-informed care are applied in school settings and provide a framework for transforming school culture
  • Examine ways in which schools can redesign themselves to be trauma-responsive and polyvagal-informed spaces for youth and adults.
  • The importance of creating a culture of collective care for school staff
  • How to keep an equity lens front and center in the work

Trauma-Informed Education and your Community PACEs Initiative, November 17th, 2021 9-10:30 am pst, register here

  • Why it is important to ensure schools are part of your cross-sector work
  • Explore how community driven PACEs initiatives have successfully integrated schools into their work. Examples such as the community schools movement and Handle With Care will be highlighted
  • Collective problem solving and goal setting around the integration of schools in cross-sector initiatives

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