Trauma Sensitive Practices

Trauma Sensitive Practices

Trauma Sensitive Practices

Educators are not expected to play the role of a therapist or social worker; nevertheless, they have a very important supportive role to play in helping traumatized kids learn.

Patricia A. JenningsAuthor of The Trauma Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience With Compassionate Teaching

What You Will Learn

Trauma Sensitive Practices is an interactive workshop in which educators and anyone else who works with children will learn how to put their “trauma glasses” on in order to provide optimal learning conditions and help the child live their best life possible.

How It Works

Workshop Length: Can be tailored for 2 hours, 4 hours or Full Day

Workshop Format: In-person or virtual

Affiliations:  Designed by Steve Lister Synapspark Consulting

Notes: Available to anybody over age 16

Costs per Individual: 2 hours – $50, 4 hours – $100, Full Day $150
Costs for groups:  2 hours – $395, 4 hours – $695, Full Day – $975


  • Understand the key elements of trauma and how to use trauma sensitive practices in your professional and personal lives
  • Addressing some of the ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) the children you work with have experienced, as well as some ACE’s you may have experienced
  • How trauma can affect your Window of Tolerance in terms of dysregulation, hyperarousal and hypoarousal
  • The effects of trauma on the brain and the nervous system
  • How the Stress Response works; fight, flight, freeze and dissociation
  • Explore how ACE’s influence health and well-being and can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traditional vs. Trauma Sensitive Mindsets – how we can better help children by putting our trauma sensitive glasses on
  • Strategies for working with traumatized children based on the 5 Pillars of Trauma Sensitivity – safety, choice, trust, empowerment and collaboration

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