Fostering a Trauma Invested Learning Environment | March 9, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CT
Childhood trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe. Add to that a lingering pandemic, political turmoil, strained race relations and a host of other factors, and education is an extremely challenging field right now! In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-sensitive Classroom and Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma-invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners) about the importance of acknowledging our reality, building empathy for ourselves and others, understanding our mindsets and fostering resilience as we face extraordinary challenges.
Because we’re in a service-oriented profession and continuously look outward to help others, we’ll turn our lenses around to build self-awareness, curate some self-regulation strategies and embrace the concept of grace as we collaboratively build a Culture of Safety for our youth, families, staff and communities. If we’re going to be good to others, first and foremost we’ve got to be good to ourselves.
• Acknowledge the importance of our own health and wellness
• Cultivate a positive mindset that allows us to stay refreshed and focused
• Understand that every behavior is an expression of a need
• Incorporate strategies that foster resilience in others
For over three decades, Kristin Van Marter Souers, MA LMHC, has dedicated herself to the improvement of people’s lives. As a licensed mental health counselor with a history of working in the fields of early learning, law enforcement, education and mental health, she has been able to develop an extensive knowledge base.
Kristin is the author of the award-winning publications, Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-sensitive Classroom Environment and Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners. Connect with Kristin on Twitter at @KristinKSouers
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