Children from all around the world and all walks of life are exposed to direct and indirect forms of trauma and loss such as death of a loved one, abuse, bullying, neglect and violence. Research suggests that up to 70% of students in schools report experiencing one traumatic event before the age of 16. School counselors and educators are often the first people to detect trauma-related social and emotional struggles in children and thus, they play a key role in detection and intervention that supports all children so they may learn and thrive.
Counselors attending this in-person event will:
- Learn about what trauma is, and the different types of trauma
- Understand the impact of trauma and loss on children and adolescents
- Learn about the principles of trauma-informed services in the schools
- Gain insight into evidence-supported trauma focused interventions for children
- Understand interventions for direct practice and collaboration with teachers and families.