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TRAUMA-INFORMED Strategies to Support Student Success in the Classroom

Presented by Connie Hebert
Recognized Presenter, Outstanding Teacher, Classroom-Based Consultant and Trauma Expert

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades PK-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, Title I Staff, School Psychologists, and Administrators

  • Highly effective, classroom-tested Trauma-Informed strategies to help you make a real difference with students affected by trauma – whether you are working at school or online
  • Practical strategies for creating supportive Trauma-Sensitive instruction for classroom or online environments where students can thrive and learn at their best
  • How to strengthen attention, self-regulation, working memory, executive function, and other deficits commonly associated with childhood and adolescent trauma
  • Ways to optimize Trauma-Sensitive strategies and tailor Trauma-Informed interventions to students' specific needs for improved instructional, behavioral and academic outcomes

Practical Ideas and Strategies

More than ever we see students greatly impacted by trauma in our schools. What should we do differently for such students? How can we even know which students may have trauma in their life now or in the past? How can we best help? We will explore the answers to these and many more important questions. In this one-day live online seminar, trauma expert, Connie L. Hébert will focus on effective Trauma-Informed tools, strategies, interventions and supports specifically designed for any educators who work with students affected by trauma. Discover the preconditions for trauma as well as some common types of trauma that occur in children and adolescents, and learn to recognize the symptoms and behaviors associated with children or adolescents who have experienced trauma.

The focus of this seminar will be on practical and proven Trauma-Informed approaches, strategies, and interventions educators can powerfully use in their work with students. All the approaches Connie shares are geared toward improving instructional, academic and behavioral outcomes of PreK-12 students impacted by trauma. We will also explore key cautions for staff in avoiding the creation of secondary traumatic stress for students, as well as how to engage in self-care to avoid secondary traumatic stress in staff.

Whether you are working at school or online, you will leave this seminar with a renewed commitment and an expanded toolkit of valuable Trauma-Informed strategies designed to make a difference with students impacted by trauma.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Highly Effective, Classroom-Proven Trauma-Informed Strategies
    More than ever we see students greatly impacted by trauma … Gain the essential tips, tools and strategies you need in order to make a marked difference in the lives of grades PreK-12 affected by trauma – whether you are working at school or online
  2. Learn to Identify the Signs, Symptoms and Types of Trauma
    Examine trauma symptoms and associated behaviors in order to recognize when and how best to provide appropriate interventions … Decrease stress and increase student engagement and learning
  3. Build Your Toolkit of Trauma-Sensitive Interventions and Approaches
    Gain a plethora of Trauma-Informed tools, approaches and interventions to improve instructional, behavioral and academic outcomes of the students affected by trauma with whom you work … Learn how to optimize strategies and tailor interventions to students' specific needs in classroom or online environments
  4. Support Students Who Have Experienced Trauma Across Diverse Settings
    Discover highly effective strategies that can be used across various settings at school, from small group to whole group, from inside to outside the classroom … Ways to set up supports beyond the classroom, including online environments, so students and staff can successfully access them
  5. Help Students Affected by Trauma Move from Learning-Blocked to Learning-Ready
    Acquire the key and necessary components your Trauma-Affected students need in order to jump the hurdles that trauma presents … Learn practical ways to strengthen students' attention, self-regulation skills and more!
  6. Gain Valuable Tools to Use with Your Most Challenging Students Affected by Trauma
    Develop a plan that includes Trauma-Responsive supports for students who act out because of their trauma background … Learn Trauma-Responsive classroom strategies and ways to keep students engaged and focused to maintain their learning momentum
  7. Essential Self-Care Practices for Staff Working with Students Affected by Trauma
    Gain a variety of important self-care practices to help staff avoid developing secondary traumatic stress symptoms … Ways we can remain at our best and avoid burnout, so we can continue to help students affected by trauma
  8. Establish Consistent Structures and Responses to Support Student Success
    Design your own response continuum to ensure the consistency that students from trauma need … Receive valuable tools for helping teams respond with greater consistency for successful implementation of these effective, evidence-based practices
  9. Learn What Effective Trauma-Informed Classrooms Do Differently
    Examine proven tools, interventions and responses commonly used in classrooms that are most effective in supporting and responding to students with a trauma background – whether you are working with students in-person or online … Here's how!
  10. Receive a Valuable and Extensive Digital Trauma-Informed Strategies Resource Handbook
    You will receive a detailed digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this seminar and filled with practical, classroom-proven Trauma-Informed strategies, ideas and approaches for helping students from grades PreK-12 who have experienced trauma

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Highly effective, classroom-proven Trauma-Informed strategies to help you make a difference in the lives of your students who have experienced trauma – whether you are working in-person or online
  • Discover common types of trauma experienced by children and adolescents, plus some surprising sources of trauma
  • Recognize the 'preconditions' for trauma that may be present and ways to build healthy practices for student resilience, helping them respond rather than react when adversities arise
  • Help students move beyond learning-blocked to learning-ready through key and necessary components for jumping the hurdles that trauma presents
  • Ways to avoid creating secondary traumatic stress symptoms in grades PreK-12 students
  • Trauma-Responsive interventions for small group, whole group, and classroom settings – including virtual environments
  • How staff can engage in vital self-care practices to avoid developing secondary traumatic stress symptoms
  • How to address student needs and manage behaviors often associated with trauma
  • Ways to equip students affected by trauma with important self-regulation strategies … Develop effective self-talk, self-monitoring, goal setting, and self-evaluation
  • Ways to enhance working memory, attention and executive function in grades PreK-12 students with a trauma background
  • How to strengthen and build resilience needed for students from trauma to sustain their success in the future – whether you are working at school or online
  • Effective instructional protocols and approaches for working with students from trauma
  • Strategies for tweaking existing instructional practices to more strategically and explicitly address the unique needs of students with traumatic stress

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Too many students today come to school learning-blocked when we need them learning-ready. Often this block can occur as a result of trauma. And we frequently struggle trying to identify the best ways to address behaviors and symptoms that occur in the classroom as a result of trauma.

What I've come to learn is that as educators we possess a great deal of knowledge about effective strategies, but we often do not know how best to match these to the specific needs of our students with backgrounds of traumatic stress and experiences. We all know adversity is inevitable, but which of these adversities may create a traumatic experience? By recognizing the preconditions of trauma we can better equip students with resiliency skills, so they respond rather than react to these experiences.

In my extensive work as both a teacher and classroom-based consultant, I have learned firsthand the benefits of using evidence-based, effective strategies and approaches for supporting students who are Trauma-Affected. It is my goal to share with you the best of what the literature has to offer and what I have found to be effective in the classroom or while utilizing virtual learning structures.

Whether you are working at school or online, I want to add doable, researched based Trauma-Informed strategies to your existing repertoire of effective approaches and resources. I also want to equip you with ways to tweak and adjust the approaches, interventions and strategies you already use to strategically address the unique needs of students from trauma backgrounds.

We will explore a framework for matching strategies to student needs. We will look at Trauma-Informed methods of strengthening the impact of our instruction and feedback, and for strengthening students' working memory, attention and executive functioning skills. In my experience each of these elements are critical for our students with a history of trauma.

Please join me for a learning-rich day on this incredibly important topic! I cannot wait to share my resources and knowledge with you!

Connie L. Hébert

P.S. Students who have experienced trauma need YOU, and they need you to respond with a variety of effective Trauma-Informed approaches. I hope you will take this opportunity to gain these essential tools.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades PK-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, Title I Staff, School Psychologists, and Administrators

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Digital Trauma-Informed Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:

  • An effective framework for matching student needs to interventions, strategies and supports – whether you're working at school or online
  • Easy-to-implement, research-based and classroom-proven strategies and interventions to help students move from learning-blocked to learning-ready
  • Preconditions for trauma and resiliency skills to develop in all students for optimal success now and in their future
  • Samples, templates and materials to use with students and for team planning, collaboration and documentation
  • Fact sheets, reference guides and strategy protocols for trauma and resilience—all ready to copy and share

Share Ideas
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in supporting students affected by trauma.

Consultation Available
Connie Hébert will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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