Training for Staff
One-day training session
Schools and school districts continually seek ways to make every student feel valued, respected, safe, wanted, and connected. Trauma-Informed practices function to create compassionate learning communities by understanding trauma and its effects, and working with the school community in responding to challenging behaviour in a way that supports the students, families, and staff alike. Using a Trauma-Informed lens with best practice from the field of Violence Prevention and Intervention Strategies, this training strives to provide a deeper understanding of how to create, measure, and evaluate school connectedness.
By guiding and assisting with the positive development of classroom/school climate and culture, we ensure school communities where students feel safe, accepted, and respected regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion, or sexual orientation. Many students come to school each day because the school is the only place they feel physically safe, yet are not connected emotionally. This training will explore ways to reach out to these students to help create feelings of being valued, respected, and wanted.
This training also provides an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it has created, including a look at trauma and its impact on our youth, current social media trends, violent behaviour patterns, all facets of bullying, and successful intervention strategies.