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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 (recorded). It is OK to be on vacation or away during this course.

: Foundational
Cost: Members $0, free as a benefit of membership; non-members $200. Optional two (2) graduate or undergraduate credits for $100.
Dates and Times: July 5-August 19. Live session times: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Live sessions for this course are recorded for those who can’t make the in-person time.