Institute for Educational Development

Location: SPOKANE
Date: November 8, 2018

$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Trauma-Informed Strategies to Support Student Success in the Classroom

NEW Seminar Presented By
Connie Hebert

Outstanding Teacher, Classroom-Based Consultant and Trauma Expert

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 trauma-affected students
  • Practical strategies for creating supportive Trauma-Sensitive classrooms 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 to improve instructional, behavioral and academic outcomes

Practical 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 NEW one-day 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 common types of trauma that occur in children and adolescents, as well as some surprising sources for 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 creating secondary traumatic stress for students, as well as how to engage in self-care to avoid secondary traumatic stress in staff.

You will leave this seminar with a renewed commitment and an expanded toolkit of valuable Trauma-Informed strategies designed to make a difference with your trauma-affected students.

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 trauma-affected students
  2. Learn to Identify the Signs, Symptoms and Types of Trauma
    Examine different types of trauma and how to recognize common symptoms, behaviors or changes in students’ academic performance when trauma is a factor … Discover some surprising sources of trauma
  3. Build Your Toolkit of Trauma-Sensitive Interventions and Approaches
    Gain a plethora of Trauma-Informed tools, approaches and interventions to improve the instructional, behavioral and academic outcomes of trauma-affected students with whom you work … Learn when and how to optimize strategies and tailor interventions to students’ specific needs
  4. Support Trauma-Affected Students 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 so students and staff can successfully access them
  5. Help Trauma-Affected Students 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 Challenging Trauma-Affected Students
    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 Trauma-Affected Students
    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 best help trauma-affected students
  8. Establish Consistency to Support Student Success
    Design your own response continuum to ensure the consistency that trauma-affected students need … Receive valuable tools for helping teams respond with greater consistency to support student success
  9. What Effective Trauma-Informed Classrooms Do Differently
    Examine a wealth of tools, interventions and responses commonly used in classrooms that are most effective in supporting and responding to students with a trauma background … Here’s how!
  10. Receive a Valuable and Extensive Trauma-Informed Strategies Resource Handbook
    You will receive a detailed resource handbook, specifically designed for this seminar and filled with practical, classroom-proven Trauma-Informed strategies, ideas and approaches for helping grades PreK-12 trauma-affected students

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Highly effective, classroom-proven Trauma-Informed Strategies to help you make a difference in the lives of your trauma-affected students
  • Discover common types of trauma experienced by children and adolescents, plus some surprising sources of trauma
  • 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/or classroom settings
  • 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 trauma-affected students 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 foster resilience that students from trauma need to sustain success in the future
  • How disabilities may influence behaviors we see from children and adolescents with trauma backgrounds
  • 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. We see more students in our schools today who are greatly affected by 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 affected by trauma.

In my extensive work as both a teacher and classroom-based consultant, I have learned firsthand many effective strategies and approaches for supporting grades PreK-12 trauma-affected students. It is my goal to share the best of what I have found to be effective with you.

I want to add doable, classroom-proven 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 learning 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 our students’ working memory, attention and executive functioning skills. In my experience each of these are critical for our trauma-affected students.

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 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

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Trauma-Informed Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an Extensive Trauma-Informed resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • An effective problem solving and data analysis framework for matching student needs to interventions, strategies and supports
    • Easy-to-implement, classroom-proven strategies and interventions to help students move from learning-blocked to learning-ready
    • Samples, templates and materials to use with students and for team planning, collaboration and documentation
    • Fact sheets, reference guides and strategy protocols—all ready to copy and share
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in supporting grades PreK-12 students with Trauma-Informed Strategies.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Connie Hébert will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own grades PreK-12 program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is 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 the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.