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Understanding Trauma to be a Trauma-responsive Parent and Educator

April 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Children are returning to school and they will most certainly be bringing their full selves into the classroom. This holds true for adults as well. It is not uncommon to downplay the impact the pandemic has had on our wellbeing. If we do not address our own trauma and develop strategies for managing the effects trauma has on ourselves, then we risk re-traumatizing our children and students. Being trauma-responsive is about the adults first and the child second.

Becoming Trauma-responsive Series is a 4-Part interactive series designed to broaden the social and emotional intelligence of parents and educators so that we are more skillful and responsive in our approach. We must be willing to do the “inside-outside” work to recognize the areas in ourselves that need healing so that we show up more whole to our families and work.

Session 1: Understanding Trauma to be a Trauma-responsive Parent and Educator will provide participants with the foundational knowledge of trauma and how trauma effects the mind and body. Session 1 Objectives:

  • Gain the importance of understanding “inside-outside” work
  • Understand trauma and its affect on the mind and body
  • Recognize the importance of Attachment Theory
  • Gain an understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

Upcoming sessions in this series are on the following Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

  • May 3rd – Session 2: Trauma and Its Impact and What We Bring to the Table Matters/Link to register is here.
  • May 10th – Session 3: Trauma-responsive Strategies for Parents and Educators/Link to register is here.
  • May 17th – Session 4: Understanding the Importance of Self-care/Link to register is here.

Want to learn more about Becoming Trauma-responsive Series? Email Lisa Hart, Community Coordinator/Series Instructor at Lisa@empoweryouthnetwork.org


April 26, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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