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Trauma Informed School Practices for Ensuring Mental Wellness
This online session will address the impact that COVID-19 has had on school communities, what trauma may look like, and best practices. 
  • Date: January 11, 2021
    8:50am -  Remote Meeting Room admittance
    9:00 am - 3:00 p.m. Event (PST)
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  • Participants: Staff and community partners who support school safety and critical incident/trauma related matters including:
    • Principals, Vice Principals and individuals who support school safety, culture and climate
    • Educators and school administrators according to school/district needs
    • Community partners who support threat risk assessment and violence prevention (e.g. RCMP, municipal police, child protection social worker, child and youth mental health worker)
If you are unsure if this training is right for you, please contact the Student Wellness and Safety Team.  
*Note: This training includes challenging topics and subject matter that may be a contextual trigger for individuals who have recently been exposed to traumatic incidents in their personal/professional capacity.
Training Description
Trauma-Informed practices function to create compassionate learning communities by understanding trauma and its effects and working with the school community in responding to challenging behaviour in a way that supports the students, families, and staff alike. Using a Trauma-Informed lens with best practice from the field of Violence Prevention and Intervention Strategies, this training strives to provide a deeper understanding of how to create and measure and school connectedness.
This training also provides an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it has created, including a look at trauma, and it’s impact on our youth, current social media trends, violent behavioural patterns, and successful intervention strategies.
Training Includes:
  • Prevalence, statistics, and impact of mental health challenges and trauma in schools and how it can impact safety, climate and school culture
  • Definitions and explanations of what is happening emotionally, physically and cognitively for students struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-harming behaviours, and histories of trauma
  • Identification of behaviours in the classroom with strategies to minimize the negative impact of mental health challenges and trauma and promote a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students
  • Linkages to the provincial curriculum and core competencies
  • Role school/classroom climate and culture and physical spaces have on mental health and trauma
  • Action Plans to take away and implement in classrooms
  • Understanding of executive function deficit and their impact on learning
*This training has been updated to include the impact of the current pandemic on school culture and climate.
You will receive an email confirming registration.
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