Webinar: Bringing Trauma-Informed Care Into The Classroom

Posted May 31, 2016

We hosted a webinar on  Monday, June 13th about the importance of bringing trauma informed care into classroom settings. An archive of the webinar can be found here. 

The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care:

Trauma is pervasive and far-reaching. It affects both the individual directly experiencing an event as well as those who bear witnesses to it. There is a high likelihood of past trauma impacting one or more individuals in any given classroom.

Childhood trauma can affect cognition and behavior for decades and lead to symptoms similar to those of veterans returning home from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. The long-term effects of childhood trauma can extend throughout a child’s course of life, inhibiting academic success, particularly for those in underserved communities. These long-term effects of exposure to trauma are highly correlated with low literacy, high dropout rates, repeating grades, low achievement, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

In order to create safe and productive educational settings, it is critical that schools ensure adequate support through a trauma-informed care approach. Trauma-informed care allows educators to assess the impact of trauma and provides them with the skills to develop a support plan to minimize traumatic stress in the future.

To learn more about taking a trauma-informed care approach in the classroom setting, view the archived video of the webinar, hosted by Ukeru Systems.

Webinar Overview: 

When: Monday, June 13th 1:00-2:15pm EDT

Where: View archived video here

This webinar covered bringing trauma informed care into classroom settings – both from a legal and practical standpoint. Presentations will cover:

  • Background information on trauma informed care;

  • Recent rulings and pending litigation paving the way for trauma informed care in the classroom;

  • Practical approaches for trauma informed care in the classroom.

Speakers Included:

  • Scott Zeiter, Chief Operating Officer, Grafton Integrated Health Network  and Ukeru Consultant
  • Anne Price-Hudson, Public Counsel
  • Jeremy Ulderich, Grafton Integrated Health Network

Follow the Conversation:

We encouraged participants to add their voice to the conversation by using the hashtag #startswithU on Twitter.