What does it really mean to be trauma-invested? Get past the buzzwords, roll up your sleeves, and let’s commit to schooling practices that create safety for all – so our students can learn and thrive. At this two-day institute, educators and caregiving professionals will consent and commit to truly trauma-invested practices, build knowledge together about childhood trauma and its effect on the brain and student learning, develop a common language around this topic, and embrace the value of self-awareness and sustaining a healthy work-life balance. Expect lively keynote addresses and interactive, informative breakout sessions led by seasoned, expert practitioners highlighting adult self-care, work-life balance, relationship-building, communication structures, and a plethora of strategies you can use in your classroom, department, school, or district immediately. Attend as a team and reap the benefits of collaborative processing/planning time facilitated by our expert speakers and authors, all focused on the same goal: create a trauma-invested learning environment in your setting.
2-day Trauma-Invested Institute for Fostering Resilient Learners is brought to you by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, co-authors of “Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom” (ASCD, 2016) and “Relationships, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-invested practices for fostering resilient learners” (ASCD, 2018).
Stadium High School, Tacoma, Washington. Image by Joe Mabel.
The institute will take place at beautiful Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington. The now high school was originally designed as a luxury hotel. It has hosted speakers including Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Warren G. Harding. Attendees may recognize the location from the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You.