Deep Dive Sessions – 2019 CTSS Conference
Below are the 3-hour workshops that will be available during the 2019 CTSS Conference. These “Deep Dive” sessions allow more time to cover topics in-depth. Descriptions and more information are available on our conference app at: https://creatingtssconference.pathable.com/
Last update: January 29, 2019
Deep Dive #1 – Monday Feb 18 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
What is Trauma-Informed Education? An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma on Development and Learning
Join two members of ATN’s Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools team for a solid and thorough introduction to the impact of trauma on development and learning. This workshop is designed for first-time attendees and those who are seeking a foundation for becoming a trauma-informed educator in a trauma-informed school. The neurobiological impact of trauma on children will be thoroughly explored. Participants will be provided with a framework for trauma sensitive schools and an understanding of what makes a trauma-informed classroom. Specific strategies will be provided.
Ilene Pawlak, Ralph Rothacker, M.Ed.
ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Team
Deep Dive #2 -Monday, Feb 18 , 9:30am -12:30pm
The Trauma-Sensitive School: Exploring What Works and Why
Childhood trauma negatively impacts the learning of at least one in four students in every single classroom every day. Whether youth show behavior problems, academic difficulties, or a combination of both, all certified and non-certified educators must learn how to better understand and meet traumatized students’ needs through multi-tiered systems of support. Doing so will improve school culture, support students’ development of social/emotional competencies, and increase learning outcomes for all learners. In this presentation, participants will learn what trauma is, identify the many ways childhood trauma can impact students, and explore mindsets, strategies, tools, and resources that will help all students succeed. The presenter’s four essentials the trauma-sensitive school will be introduced. After this workshop, be ready to join the movement to create the trauma-sensitive school.
Jen Alexander, MA, NCC, SB-RPT
Cedar Falls, IA
Deep Dive #3 Monday, Feb 18 2:30pm -5:30pm
Trauma-Informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (T-MTSS) Framework: A P-12 practiced framework in the State of Washington. T-MTSS provides a framework for implementing community responsive, culturally relevant, inclusive, evidence-based strategies and practices for the social, emotional, academic and behavioral success of all students. Research on adverse childhood experiences and neurological development will be shared through the lens of teaching and leadership implications. An overview of the T-MTSS framework will outline systems for universal screening, data-driven evidence-based intervention design, distributive leadership, instructional practices and community integration.
Courtney Daikos M.Ed. & Christopher Daikos, Ed.S.
Deep Dive #4 – Monday, Feb 18 2:30pm-5:30pm
Be The Spark: Building Resilient Communities
Without addressing both historical traumas, and generational trauma, ACEs awareness about an individual’s history with developmental trauma, will not be enough. Too many children and communities are rooted in and shaded by the multiple branches of adversity. A trauma-informed framework encompasses all parts of a community and all community members. It’s work done by, for, and with all of us and tends to work best when led by community residents. While there are no easy instructions for creating trauma-informed schools, communities or initiatives, none of us is starting from scratch and we can learn from each other. We will explore several models as a starting place as well as examples of communities that have started this effort organically. Together, we can form, join, support and celebrate trauma-informed community initiatives.
Lara Kain, MPA & Cissy White
Los Angeles, CA
Emily Read Daniels, M.Ed., MBA, NCC
Here This Now
Deep Dive #5 -Monday, Feb 18 2:30pm-5:30pm
Tapping for Caregivers and Educators
Trauma expert Dan Siegel teaches that caring for the most stressful parts of our own history is a primary responsibility for those who care for trauma-affected children. Most caretakers struggle to find the necessary time, energy, and resources to tend to this self-care. This workshop is an active workshop specifically for direct caregivers and teachers of persons impacted by trauma. Participants will get a chance to learn Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT (popularly known as “Tapping”) and how to use the technique in their own self-care routine. The workshop will devote a maximum amount of time to practical application of the techniques.
Coached by Mary
Self-care & Beginner
Deep Dive #6 Tuesday, Feb 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
Building Resilience: Practical tools for working with youth exposed to trauma.
Many of us understand about ACES and the impact on learning – but what do you do about it? After a quick review of the brain science we will focus on practical tools that you can use to build resilience either in the classroom or at home. You’ll leave encouraged and hopeful with skills you can use the next day.
Jody McVittie, MD & Stacy Lappin, M.Ed.
Deep Dive #7 Tuesday Feb 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
The Impact of Developmental Trauma on Executive Functioning
Children who experience early childhood trauma often have stalled limbic system development. Educators with some knowledge of the impact of trauma in child development know that this stalled development often impacts a child’s ability to behave in a way that is conducive to learning. As such, many of the strategies and programs currently implemented in trauma sensitive schools involve efforts to help children regulate their stress response system so that they can function in school.
This workshop, led by experts in the field of trauma and learning, will connect the impact of trauma on development of executive functions and thus on learning. Participants will learn about how trauma impacts executive functions and be provided with strategies that can be implemented across content and grade levels.
Melissa Sadin, Ed.D. & Nathan Levy, Ph.D.
Deep Dive #8 Tuesday Feb 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
Generating Resilience, Outcomes, & Wellness (GROW): Using Social Neuroscience to Co-Create Trauma Responsive Schools Through A Five-Year Statewide Implementation Project
In the past several decades, we have witnessed an explosion of research about the fundamental interconnectedness of human beings, and we have a deep understanding the critical role that teachers and school systems play in the social and emotional development of children. This presentation will describe how educators can use our knowledge of social neuroscience to create classrooms and relationships that maximize growth and learning for students and those who teach them. Participants will learn about how project GROW has created “an army” of partners bringing hope and resilience to traumatized youth and struggling staff across one state. Participants will learn the “trauma-responsive framework” to address the impact of trauma on learners and increase their students’ ability to succeed in the school environment.
Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC
Antioch University New England
Deep Dive #9 Tuesday, Feb 19, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Promoting Resilience in the Classroom: Activities and Projects that Build Relationships, Develop Collaboration and Empower Students
This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for classroom practitioners and other school personnel to explore a wide variety of activities and curriculum that can be used to to promote resilience among students who have experienced developmental trauma. First, participants will take part in several activities designed to build relationships between students and school personnel, encourage students to examine personal triggers, and serve as a platform for discussing ACE’s. The second part of the workshop will focus on implementing student-driven service-learning projects in their classrooms. High-quality service learning projects develop collaboration, student agency, empowerment, and improved relationships with adults and peers, all factors that build resilience. When students are asked to engage in these projects, it leads them to challenge negative views of themselves, develops soft skills and gives students status in their community, all important components in the healing process.
Heather Batchelor, Ed.D.
Salt Lake City, UT
Deep Dive #10 Tuesday, Feb 19, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
An Integrated Approach to Trauma-informed Restorative Practices
Many schools struggle with initiative burnout due to the silo approach of program implementation. This interactive presentation will introduce a unique methodology of creating safe, respectful environments that enable students to build caring relationships with adults and peers, self-regulate their emotions and behaviors, and succeed academically. The integration of Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Communication, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, and Mindfulness is a holistic and trauma-informed approach to nurturing the development of the whole child. This approach is currently being applied in Connecticut schools. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to begin the process of integrating social and emotional learning AND equity in education in order to transform the culture and climate in schools.
Joe Brummer, Joe Brummer Consulting LLC
Jen Zehler,MA Trinity Institute for Children’s Spirituality
Deep Dive #11 – Tuesday, February 19 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Trauma Smart®, A Comprehensive, Integrated Approach
Trauma Smart® is a comprehensive, integrated approach to make the philosophical shift to become trauma-informed. Practical solutions to overcome the negative effects of trauma and build resiliency skills will be identified using discussion and hands-on activities, including self-care and strategies for sustainability. Training, coaching, parent engagement, and recognition of mental health concerns are components of Trauma Smart® supported by the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework (Blaustein and Kinniburgh). ARC is listed as a promising practice and Trauma Smart® is recognized as best practice by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network of the Department of Health’s Human Services.
Marcia Weseman, Ed.D. & Grace Aron, MA
Crittenton Children’s Center, Division of Saint Luke’s Hospital
Kansas City, MO