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Trauma-Informed Schools: Helping Every Child Succeed

  • 16 Sep 2019
  • 4:30 PM
  • 16 Oct 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Balsz Community Center (4309 E Bellview, Phoenix, AZ)


  • Registration is $35 for non-members and $15 for members.

    Light dinner will be served.

Registration is closed

Research indicates that 25-45% of all youth attending school have been exposed to a traumatic event. For some children, these experiences result in a trauma response that can lead to a cascade of social, emotional, and academic difficulties that can interfere with a child’s ability to learn at school. This sometimes can escalate to unpredictable behavior and/or social withdrawal. Trauma sensitivity will look different at every school. However, a shared definition of what it means to be a trauma-sensitive school can bring educators, parents, and community members together around a common vision. Participants of this presentation will learn how Trauma-Sensitive schools can build on systemic efforts by providing universal (tier 1) supports across the school environment. Together we will explore targeted strategies (tier 2) and individual interventions (tier 3) that can help a child who has been traumatized. Self-care of school staff and teachers is a must when dealing with students who are impacted by trauma. We will discuss a self-care plan for educators to implement so they can avoid secondary trauma and burnout. Resources that are available for low or no cost will be shared with participants. 


  • ·         Participants will be able to define trauma and how trauma may impact child and adolescent brain development, and how that can impact learning, behavior and relationships.
  • ·         Participants will be able to identify effective universal, selected and targeted strategies to increase students’ strengths.
  • ·         Participants will review effective strategies to head off frustration and burn-out with essential educator self-care techniques.

Location: Balsz Community Center (4309 E Belleview | Phoenix, AZ)

Time: Registration starts at 4:30pm; Training from 5:00-7:00pm

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