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This is a free training resource designed to give anyone who works with children important trauma-focused information about how student learning and behavior is impacted by trauma and how educators and support staff can help students develop a greater sense of safety at school and begin to build new emotional regulation skills. Click here to learn more.
Additional Video Resources:
- Trauma 101 for Educators from CIS National
- Building Self-Regulation Skills in Students through Co-Regulation with Adults
- How Trauma Impacts the Developing Brain
Click here to read a new Research Brief on Addressing Trauma in Schools. It includes:
- Information on CIS and Integrated Student Supports
- Strategies to Address Trauma and Toxic Stress in Classrooms
- Mitigating the Impact of Trauma in Schools: An Example from Communities In Schools
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Trauma Training for Educators was developed by Kris Downing, LCSW, the Clinical and Professional Development Coordinator for Communities In Schools of Central Texas. Throughout her 25+ year career at CIS, Kris has been dedicated to helping at-risk youth overcome challenges related to abuse, trauma, and mental health needs. Kris has worked as a social worker, advocate, and clinician.