Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma according to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control. And about two-thirds of all students report one or more adverse experiences during their school-aged years. It’s imperative for all educators to understand the role of trauma, its effect on students and learning, and how they can change methods of interacting and responding to pupils impacted by trauma.
Research indicates there can be substantial barriers to learning among students who have suffered traumatic events. In a trauma-informed approach, a paradigm shift takes place in the classroom to recognize, understand and address the learning needs of students impacted by trauma to help create an optimum learning environment.
In this 90-minute webinar, Craig McCullough will discuss trauma and the effects on learning, the different types of trauma, understanding the nervous system and the three levels of information processing. Teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and other educators will discover the evidence-based trauma-informed practices that can immediately be implemented in the classroom – to eliminate barriers to learning for students impacted by trauma.
WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS WILL INCLUDE:
- Impacts from different types of trauma – loss, disasters, abuse and developmental
- How teachers can best use the information in trauma screenings
- Overviews of evidence-based trauma-focused programs in schools
- Effective approaches to treating traumatic stress
- Educating children and parents
- Trauma informed IEPs
- Reflect, Relate, and Regulate: Know your own triggers to trauma and learn to avoid the escalating conflict with trauma surviving students.
In this webinar, you will learn to:
- Discover trauma-informed practices to reducing learning barriers
- Explore the nervous system and the three levels of information processing
- Discern sources of childhood trauma
- Discern how to utilize trauma screenings to enhance classroom management
- Understand trauma-informed IEPs and how they can help optimize the learning experience for students experiencing trauma
- Discover ways to educate parents and children regarding effects of trauma
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Classroom Teachers
- School Counselors
- Social Workers (Intermediate and Advanced)
- Principals and Administrators
- Special Education Personnel
- At-Risk Coordinators
- Intervention Specialists
- After-School Program Coordinators
- School Psychologists
- Community Youth Program Coordinators
- Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinators
- Law Enforcement/SROs
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Craig McCullough has been a counselor educator for the past 20 years working with children and families in various settings. These have included schools, residential day treatment facilities, inpatient hospital programs, community-based models and a traditional psychotherapy practice. He has specialized using various trauma-focused approaches. With the rise in the diagnosis of autism, Craig became more exposed to clients who were on the spectrum. He soon discovered the conventional wisdom surrounding autism to be not entirely adequate in appropriately treating the social and emotional struggles of this population. His family has also been given the challenge and privilege of raising a daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s – which has provided him additional insights.