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Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners with Presenter Kristin Souers 12-14-17

  • 12/14/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776


  • *Includes 1 year Membership
  • California ASCD Member Only
  • Price per person

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California ASCD and Yolo County Office of Education present:

Trauma Informed Practice:  

Fostering Resilient Learners  

  with Presenter Kristin Souers

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hosted by: Yolo County Office of Education
Location: 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland,  CA  95776
8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.  

Workshop Description: 

More and more children come into classrooms with physical, mental and emotional needs that go far beyond standard educational training.  How can we help these children to thrive as learners, and how can we support the adults who strive to teach them?  This is an opportunity to bring our health and education partners together to learn about shaping our school systems, community partners, classroom practices and cultures to create compassionate, versatile and healthy teaching and learning environments.  

 Intended Professional Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
  • Participants will explore multiple strategies for education staff and community members to utilize with children with (known and unknown) trauma histories—helping to sustain learning-ready states.
  • Participants will collaborate to identify best practices associated with trauma-informed care that they can implement into their workplace settings.
  • Participants will reflect on how this information impacts their role and their overall health, collecting several suggestions for self-care and self-awareness.  
Discussion Topics:  
  • What Does It Mean to be Trauma Informed?
  • Impact of Trauma on Learning and Graduation Rate
  • Strategies for Staff and Community
  • Self-Care and Awareness
  • Best Practice
Comments furnished by Janet Reggae, WA ASCD President, Instructional Facilitator from previous workshops: 
  • Kristin is amazing!
  • Kristin brings her real life stories, her expertise and her experiences as a mental health specialist to the school setting
  • She brings her passion and energy as she educates staff on dealing with students of trauma
  • Kristin is a fabulous presenter, she is the real deal-EVERY educator should have the privilege of hearing Kristin’s message to support all students

Workshop Presenter:                     

Kristin Souers is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington.  She is an assistant director at Washington State University’s Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) in the CLEAR Trauma Center.  Kristin also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Masters of Counseling Psychology Program at Gonzaga University.  She is an expert in understanding the impact of trauma on individuals and families and has provided consultation and training on this topic to education and human services systems for more than 20 years.  She is the Co-Author of the ASCD Publication “Fostering Resilient Learners:  Strategies for Creating A Trauma-Sensitive Classroom”.                                                            

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