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Traumatic experiences in students’ lives can overwhelm their capacity to cope and ultimately, their capacity to learn and thrive in school. In this 7-week course, educators will start their journey to becoming a trauma informed educator with this foundational learning experience. Participants will learn to recognize trauma in their schools and community, realize the impact of trauma on students’ ability to learn, and respond in ways that resist re-traumatization. Becoming a Trauma Aware Educator is the first course in a four-part learning series and is ideal for educators just learning about trauma in schools. The course is relevant for all members, including higher education members and ESPs. To be successful in this course, participants should expect to spend three to four hours per week engaged in asynchronous forum discussions, readings, and activities, and a weekly synchronous live session. Live sessions are recorded for those that cannot participate synchronously.

Level: Foundational
Dates and times: Monday, Oct. 3-Friday, Nov. 18. Weekly live sessions on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Members $0, free as a benefit of membership; non-members $200. Optional two (2) undergraduate OR graduate credits for $100.