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Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Sensitive Schools in the midst of COVID-19
Join this three-part webinar series to learn about trauma-sensitive schools in the midst of COVID-19. The series will be delivered by Joanna Bridger, the Clinical Director for Riverside Trauma Center, who brings more than 20 years of clinical experience in the U.S. and abroad.

September 14 @ 2 pm ET
Part 1 will explore the different ways that COVID is impacting students and staff. It will look at the scope and impact of toxic stress and describe the whole school approach of a trauma-sensitive or safe and supportive school. While educators may not know how individual students are impacted, and many student reactions may be grief or acute stress responses, this training will look at how using the lens of trauma and toxic stress can help all students and staff to feel safer and more supported.

September 21 @ 2 pm ET
Part 2 will introduce the guiding principles of safety, predictability, and control to think about how to respond to the universal and yet deeply inequitable impact of COVID-19, and explore strategies for increasing a students’ and educators’ sense of safety, predictability and control in in-person, blended, and remote learning environments.

September 28 @ 2 pm ET
Part 3 will focus on what school personnel can do to ensure their practices/policies are more trauma-informed as schools transition into the new school year. Paying particular attention is to self- and co-regulation, affect management, and self-care skills both for students and school personnel.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.

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