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Preventing & Addressing Trauma: Creating a Pro-Active organizational Response - A workshop for Teachers & Professionals
8th Annual SSU Center for Childhood & Youth Studies Symposium
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 9:00 – 4:00
123 Viking Hall, Salem State University
Creating a Pro-Active Organizational Response: A Workshop for Teachers & Professionals
Children of all ages are regularly exposed to trauma. How can teachers and professionals identify trauma, how should they handle it, and what can schools do to be Trauma Informed Institutions?
In this day-long event, the morning (9-12:30) will be spent with Samantha Koury from the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. This presentation is geared toward professionals working with or within the educational system. It will provide an overview of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the impacts of trauma/adversity, and re-traumatization in the context of a school setting; assist participants in identifying the possible implications that trauma has on students and the impact of the work on self and others (i.e., vicarious trauma, vicarious resilience); and discuss strategies for the classroom/school in order to mitigate trauma responses and avoid inadvertent re-traumatization. Activities will invite participants to consider trauma-informed approaches as they apply to school settings and how they can utilize the five guiding values and principles of trauma-informed approaches in their roles.
After lunch, from 1:30 – 4 pm, Dr. Michele Solloway, College of Nursing, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, will provide participants with skills for how they can prevent and mitigate the effects of trauma on themselves, as well as on their students and colleagues. These hands-on skills will help teachers and providers to better understand the science of trauma. She will teach skills and provide tools for resiliency, self-care and self-regulation.
Cost: $50 (includes .6 CEUs) Preregistration is required.