Trauma-Informed Leadership

About This Series

Trauma is increasingly recognized as a challenge in education, not just trauma that students experience, but educators too. This series will focus on the critical elements of leading a trauma-sensitive approach, whether you are a school administrator, classroom teacher, or system leader. Each session will include strategies to support students, as well as strategies to support staff.

Consider the following results from a recent study of Canadian school administrators (Tranter et al, 2022):

• The overwhelming majority of administrators indicated that both student trauma and educator trauma was significantly impacting student achievement and well-being.
• More than half of administrators reported that dealing with trauma-related issues consumes 20 percent or more of all teaching time.
• More than half of administrators rated the necessity of practicing a trauma-sensitive approach at school as 10/10.
• However, only 6 percent of administrators rated their school’s current ability to practice a trauma-sensitive approach as 8/10 or higher.

All participants will receive a professional learning certificate upon completion of this series. Dates in series (Time: 3:45pm ET) - 45 min sessions.

October 17, 2023
November 7, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 5, 2023
January 16, 2024
February 13, 2024
Sessions in this Series
  • Big T & Little T: Trauma & Healing
    This first session will examine trauma in its various forms, along with the many ways that trauma can manifest itself in the classroo... View more
  • The Secure Base: Trauma’s Antidote
    Trauma can be best understood as a violation of safety, a transgression of the relationship. Thus, the healing of trauma is done thro... View more
  • Reflexivity: The Trauma-Informed Mindset
    Understanding and responding to trauma challenges us to think differently. It requires us to appreciate the complex nature of people ... View more
  • Eustress & Distress: Reducing Trauma’s Impact
    Tuesday, December 5, 2023 · 3:45 PM EST
    Trauma typically disrupts the “normal” stress response, often turning smaller stresses into larger ones. Yet, stress is a vital part ... View more
  • Words Define Us: Challenging Narratives
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024 · 3:45 PM EST
    The way we speak about people and their struggles is powerful. As a leader, you have an important role in challenging harmful narrati... View more
  • Staying the Course: Trauma-Informed Education
    Tuesday, February 13, 2024 · 3:45 PM EST
    Being trauma-informed is more than a handful of strategies. It requires a rethinking of our core assumptions about the roots of behav... View more

We look forward to seeing you!