People experiencing trauma is a major concern. In fact, the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention reports that “60% of adults report experiencing abuse or other difficult family circumstances during their childhood.” They also declare “25% of children from the United States will witness a traumatic event before they turn 4 years old.”The concepts and importance of “educating the whole child,” “social-emotional learning,” and attention to providing good mental health practices continue to push educators into redefining their roles and responsibilities. This course is intended to help you look, through a new lens, at the educational institution and your role within it. We cannot manage these challenges without first becoming aware of what they are and their significance for students, parents, teachers, and communities. This course will introduce you to the definitions associated with trauma informed education. You will become better acquainted with common “triggers” that can cause a survivor re-experience their trauma. You will learn how trauma affects the body, the brain and relationships. Lastly, you will be given resources, tools, and strategies to help you provide a safe space for students and to facilitate an emotionally healthy classroom where students feel safe to learn.
Students enrolled in this course will...
Understand And Be Able To
And Be Able To
- Teacher: Jessica Janowsky