This two-part, three-hour evidence-based presentation provides an effective trauma-informed training and professional development resource for educators K-12, school administrators, mental health professionals, foster parents, caregivers, and staff with child-oriented agencies. TraumaTALK: Trauma in the Classroom is available live and virtual.
This Professional Development Activity is approved by Texas Psychological Association (TPA): Three hours of Professional Development credits for psychologists, licensed specialists in school psychology, licensed psychology associates, social workers, and counselors.
Part 1: What Professionals Need To Know
Educators and other professionals working with children are often on the frontlines of child trauma, which manifests itself in many ways in the classroom. The COVID-19 pandemic and long periods of social isolation may have had traumatic effects on many children, which could present challenges in the 2021-2022 school year. Through this engaging presentation using real-life examples of how teachers can help, participants will be able to:
- Name three types of trauma
- Identify three ways traumatic stress shows up in children’s behavior
- Describe three kinds of developmental impairments children may suffer as a result of trauma
Part 2: Proven Strategies to Help Children Heal
Trauma’s wounds may not be visible to the human eye and, left untreated, can have chronic health issues which last a lifetime. Teachers and other professionals working with children have the unique opportunity to recognize trauma’s effects in the classroom and help children on a path to healing. Through this presentation, which involves small group interactions, participants will be able to:
- Name three avenues for recovery for trauma survivors
- Identify three strategies to help children promote an inner sense of safety
- Describe three ways to apply these strategies in a classroom setting
Pricing and More Info
Three-hour training is given by Chester Street Foundation’s Founding Director & CEO, Shawn Alex Nemeth (a trauma survivor), and has been vetted by licensed mental health professionals.. Materials provided include a professionally created quick- reference guide to help participants work more effectively with traumatized children in addition to a full color outline, survey, and Professional Development Certificate.
Suggested Presentation Format:
- Part One: 1-Hour Talk
- Break: 10 minutes
- Part Two: 2-Hour Talk and exercises, including small groups activity
- Q & A: Remaining time
- $1,500 (up to 50 participants)
- $2,000 (51 and up, negotiable according to budgets)
To bring TraumaTALK: Trauma in the Classroom to your school or organization, complete the online inquiry form and a Chester Street Foundation team member will contact you within two business days. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.