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Coping with the Secondary Impact of Trauma and Related Stress

Next Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Mon Feb 24 2020.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 -
9:00am to 3:30pm

1050 First St. NE
First Floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton II (Room 109)

OSSE, in collaboration with InSite Solutions, will host secondary trauma trainings tailored to school-based educators and staff. Participants will learn how to effectively prevent and cope with the secondary impact of trauma in schools and related stress as an educational professional. This session is intended for all educators.

Objectives of the workshop include:

  • Understanding factors that lead to school stress and trauma,
  • Debating the dialectics of self-care,
  • Proactive/preventative strategies,
  • Detecting the signs of trauma and burnout,
  • Introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy,
  • Positive psychology – making the most of stressful situations,
  • Effective strategies and skills for communication with school leaders about personal stress and burnout, and
  • Intention to action: Creating a self-care plan with an opportunity to practice and plan for strategy implementation.

Each school that participates in the training will receive an opportunity (subject to availability of hours) to complete a case consultation session with InSite Solutions. The consultation session is designed to support sustainability in competency areas around school-focused trauma-informed care.
This training opportunity and corresponding consultation sessions are only available for current staff serving in public schools and public charter schools in the District of Columbia.

For questions, please contact Nakanya Magby at [email protected].