The ongoing global pandemic has led to trauma, to some extent, for every student and most likely for most educators. Some of the effects of that trauma are being observed as behavioral changes to medical symptoms. Mental health needs for children is at an all time high.Emerging studies are finding post traumatic symptoms in children, with disadvantaged children suffering to a much higher degree. The pandemic has taken an emotional toll on everyone in different ways.

Educators need to be prepared for students falling along the whole trauma spectrum. They must treat all students with trauma informed approaches even if they seem “fine”. Educators must also make sure they are making their own self-care a priority, as they will not be able to truly meet the varying needs of their students, if their own needs are not being met.

This PD workshop will start with a focus on educator-self care and adult SEL, enabling participants to leave with a good plan to stick to a self-care regime. A TEAMologist will then review research and statistics on the effects of trauma, in general, while looking at current events more in depth. Typical ways trauma presents itself will be discussed and how SEL approaches to creating a safe, welcoming environment can help all students will be shared.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the need for a trauma informed approach to education for all students
  • Learn both common and uncommon ways trauma presents itself in students
  • Recognize and understand the importance of their own social and emotional skills and how to make self-care a priority
  • Learn trauma informed approaches, rooted in SEL, that focus on relationships and team building 


6 Hour, Full Day – $3,000
3 Hour, Half Day – $2,000

2 Hour, VIRTUAL – $1000

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