Julia Beaty and Lorilei Swanson present:
Building Best Practices for Engaging Families in Trauma-Responsive School Communities
This workshop addresses the impact of ACEs and traumatic experiences on student learning and behavior with an emphasis on students from vulnerable families. It focuses on the importance of developing skills for all school staff to respond to trauma effectively. Family engagement is essential in building resilience in youth to promote change and break the cycle of trauma. A best practices framework for working with families to promote equity and reduce the impact of trauma will be presented. Participants will gain hands on experience applying the framework principles to mitigate the impact of trauma impacted students. The information in this workshop will be particularly relevant considering the impact of COVID-19 school closings as all students and families have experienced some level of trauma during this pandemic.