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Be a Trauma Informed Teacher: Strategies to Help All Students Succeed

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Have you ever considered what might be behind the misbehavior, anger, or poor performance of some of your students? When children have experienced a traumatic event, such as a loved one's death, violence, abuse, neglect, natural disaster, serious illness, or other distressful event, it can have a profound effect on their emotional and mental health, along with their behaviors. Join Brenda Hauff as she describes some of the common causes of trauma that might affect children, as well as the effects that trauma might have on their mental and emotional well-being and behavior.

In addition to explaining some of the symptoms of trauma and how to recognize it, Brenda will cover some of the brain-based research on trauma and how it affects learning and performance in the classroom. Brenda will share strategies and techniques that have helped many of the K-8 students in her trauma-informed alternative school be successful. While these strategies are geared towards students who have experienced trauma, they can help all students succeed.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 5:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Classroom Management, Counseling, Diversity & SEL, Learning Theories & Strategies, Response to Intervention (RTI)
Tags: behavior, brain-based research, emotional well-being, mental health, SEL, student success, trauma, trauma informed

Reviews (28)

Full Member
Liked the Calming techniques! The entire presentation was very good!
Full Member
Thank you for the information.
I like the Low and slow strategies
Full Member
I would love to see more. We need all this info at the company I work for
Full Member
Very good. Thank you!
ACE scores were mentioned without an explanation. Also, while the recommendations could be used unilaterally across an elementary or self-contained setting, I think a separate list of recommendations might be more appropriate for classrooms in middle and high school that may see different classes and teachers throughout the day. Great general explanation of trauma.
Full Member
Thank you!
Full Member
So relevant to too many of our students. Thank you.
Full Member
I think I need a lava lamp!
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