Trauma Informed Care for Educators (Virtual)

Trauma Informed Care for Educators (Virtual)

Our most popular training, customized for those working in the school system including teachers, administration, and support staff.


Theoretical Framework for Understanding Trauma

  • Defining trauma

  • How trauma impacts relationships, neurobiology, cognition, emotions, and spirituality

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • The difference between mental illness and a trauma response

  • The window of tolerance model

  • Fight, flight, freeze, and fawn responses

Trauma-Informed Schools

  • What are the principles of Trauma Informed Care?

  • What do these principles look like in school?
  • Specific examples of practice that perpetuate or exacerbate trauma responses

  • Recognizing and responding compassionately to trauma responses

  • Practically applying the principles of trauma-informed care in a school setting

  • Preventing burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma in educators


Please email for assistance with group registrations, or if you wish to use an alternative payment method. Group discounts and student discounts are available on a case-by-case basis. 

NOTE: This course involves group work. If you are apprehensive about the idea of group work due to social anxiety or any other concern, please notify us. We would be happy to accommodate you as best we can.

April Derkson, BSW, RSW.

April is a registered social worker, therapist, and mental health educator.

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