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The Who, What, Why of Trauma in Schools

May 3, 2021

With the combined factors of COVID-19, remote learning, racial injustice and mass shootings, students are exposed to more traumatic experiences than ever, and the need for trauma-sensitive schools has grown exponentially. Develop an understanding of trauma and how it manifests itself in the classroom. Learn about safe and supportive schools and how to provide advocacy strategies for prevention and response to trauma. Click here for the webinar handout and additional resources: ACE’s example survey, SEL Parent Newsletter.

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Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar you should be able to:

  1. Define trauma and who is affected
  2. Discuss the neurobiology of trauma
  3. Describe trauma’s impact on learning and its manifestation in school
  4. Identify the attributes of creating a safe and supportive school


Amanda Nemet, LMHC, School Adjustment Counselor, Bourne High School, Bourne, Mass.

Original air date: May 3, 2021