Course Details

P253-9772.2S21 - Trauma-Informed Education

Course Details
Course Description: Trauma has been identified as an epidemic in our society. Studies indicate that a significant portion of the population have experienced harmful or life-threatening events which have impacted their everyday functioning or well-being. Research shows that individuals living in poverty or with a disability are even more at risk for having experienced trauma in their lives. In addition, the current global pandemic and nationwide social justice and civil rights movement are adding to the trauma felt by our communities—and students are just as susceptible to the impacts of trauma as anyone else. Through presentations, selected readings and multi-media sources, written activities, and discussions, this course will examine trauma and its possible effects, and provide participants with ways to intervene harmful effects. The course will explore the research on toxic stress, and explain how it can impact a child’s education. It will explore the key principles of a trauma-informed approach and how they apply in an educational setting. Participants will learn concrete tools to reconsider space organization based on trauma-informed principles; avoid the re-traumatization of students; help students regulate their emotions; interrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” through which students with disabilities and students of color experience disproportionate discipline; de-escalate situations when necessary; address racially- and culturally-sensitive topics; and help students build resilience. Participants will be expected to participate respectfully and openly, so that we can create a brave learning community, grounded in the course materials and learn how to support students to similarly share with courage and listen with empathy.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 03/26/2021 Start Date: 03/27/2021 End Date: 05/01/2021
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Socioemotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Instruction
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 2a : Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
4f : Showing Professionalism
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Cowart Trauma Informed Partnership Contact:
Instructor # 1: Christine Cowart Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $150.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $275.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Please register using this link: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Book Now." Payment is accepted in the form of credit cards or PayPal at the time of booking. After registering, a separate link will be sent to registrants, through which they will be able to access the class. The class will be hosted in Google Classroom.