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Trauma Informed Classrooms April 2022
There’s never been a clearer scientific picture of the ways damaging experiences and intense, chronic stress can hurt a child’s ability to learn in school. But for many schools, the picture of what a trauma informed approach to promoting trauma sensitive classrooms is like in practice is still developing. The main consideration is that to do it correctly can’t and won’t be done in a day.
Students who experience trauma perform worse academically and have reduced social and emotional outcomes than others. The latest research indicates that almost 1 in 4 Australian students have experienced some form of trauma. That’s a lot!
In the last decade, trauma-sensitive schooling has spread, driven by the emerging research, devastating natural and man made disasters, and school discipline debates.
This workshop may be a good starting point for some schools and teachers to begin the journey of understanding trauma and translating the research into what a psychologically safe classroom and playground needs to have and provide.
This workshop will explore and investigate the following topics and themes:
- The impacts of trauma for children and adults
- Links between natural and manmade disasters with trauma
- 9 Key principles to tackle trauma and to establish a trauma sensitive school and classroom
- A Best Practice Behaviour Management Model to reduce trauma triggers
Participants will receive a range of resources associated with understanding trauma and taking action to establish psychologically safe learning environments.