Monthly Virtual Trauma Training for Members
Join Stacy Eslick, WSCA Executive Director, and Donna Burns, Level IV Treatment Foster/Adoptive Parent for scheduled discussions of Trauma-Informed Practices.
Donna has been fostering since 1998, fostering over 100 children and through her participation in trauma-informed parenting training, became a family partner within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Ms. Burns is now a co-chair of the NCTSN Parent Coordinating Group and is both trainer and implementation coordinator for the Wisconsin Trauma Project. She has co-presented at NCTSN All Network Conferences (ANC’s) and at the Federation of Families conference in Washington D.C. She has successfully mentored and coached biological family members, foster parents, and adoptive parents.
Using the recently published NCTSN Supporting Trauma-Informed Schools to Keep Students in the Classroom: A Focus on Trauma-Informed Practices, this six-session professional learning community (PLC) will dive into the six domains:
Domain 1: Psychological and Physical Safety
ENSURING EVERYONE IN SCHOOLS FEELS SAFE.
Domain 2: A Whole-School, Trauma-Informed School Climate
PROMOTING POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE AND A RESILIENT SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Domain 3: Cultural Responsiveness, Racial Justice, and Authentic Inclusion
CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS AFFIRMING, RESPONSIVE, AND JUST.
Domain 4: Active Child, Youth, Family, and Community Partnership
REACHING OUT, INCLUDING, ENGAGING, AND SUPPORTING ACTIVE PARTNERSHIPS.
Domain 5: Trauma-Informed Learning Environment
SUPPORTING A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT THAT NURTURES
ACHIEVEMENT, BEHAVIOR, COPING, DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATIONSHIPS (ABCD-R).
Domain 6: Trauma-Informed Classroom Responses
INTEGRATING A CONTINUUM OF CLASSROOM RESPONSES TO SET STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS.
PLC virtual meeting dates for 2022-2023:
Thursdays, from 9:00 -10:00 am
- October 13, 2022
- November 10, 2022
- December 15, 2022
- January 12, 2023
- February 9, 2023
- March 16, 2023
These sessions are available to WSCA members only. Members, click here to access the members’ only webpage where zoom links will be provided.
Contract Training Available to Schools or Districts:
Trauma awareness is the first step in creating a common language among ALL school staff regarding the impact trauma has on youth. This training is designed to be inclusive of everyone in the school system including but not limited to teachers, assistants, clerical, food service, custodial, bus drivers, guest teachers, pupil services and administrators. Being trauma aware does not automatically translate to creating a trauma responsive community. However, trauma awareness is a building block to creating systems change in schools to become trauma responsive.
This training is modeled after the Breakthrough Series Collaborative Methodology in which teams of people learn what child traumatic stress is and how its impact on children interferes with students’ ability to function academically and socially/emotionally in a school environment. Teams will practice seeing baffling behaviors as symptoms of traumatic exposure, engage in action periods to test out alternative ways to respond to those behaviors at all three PBIS tiers, and then share strategies & lessons learned in role specific (affinity) groups to ensure cross district/building peer-based learning. In addition, community partners creating trauma informed systems of care will also participate in the training to create collaborative partnerships to best serve students. This comprehensive training provides 18 hours of instruction as well as implementation informed action periods between sessions.
You have individuals in your schools providing trauma informed care. This training is designed to build on the passion and energy of those leaders as you work to ensure your school is experienced as trauma responsive by all students, staff and families. This training will provide targeted learning, coaching and consultation for those who assume a leadership role in creating and sustaining a trauma responsive school environment. Topics will include implementation of responsive practices, use of organizational assessments to guide and monitor progress, cultivating relationships necessary for systemic change, identification of areas for improvements, and forming concrete plans for continuing to build and maintain contextually relevant responsive practices.
For information, contact WSCA Executive Director, Stacy Eslick.