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Traumatic experiences in students’ lives can disrupt their education and their ability to be successful in school. In this 7-week course, educators will start their journey to becoming a trauma informed educator and build a foundation of behavior intervention, classroom management, and mental health. 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 and improve student and adult mental health. 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: Feb. 6-March 24. Weekly live sessions (7) on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Members $0, free as a benefit of membership; non-members $200. Optional two (2) undergraduate OR graduate credits for $100.

OEA Trauma Journey