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Trauma Awareness and Resilience

Next Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

1201 17th St. NW
Charles Sumner School

Trauma fundamentally affects the way students and educators learn or behave, yet remains largely unseen. Based on the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience model from Eastern Mennonite University, this one-day interactive and self-reflective workshop will equip educators, youth, and youth workers with a lens to recognize and understand trauma, including its behavioral manifestations and underlying neurobiology. Based on this, participants will discover ways they can make their schools more supportive and safer for those touched by trauma, and will be provided with follow-up resources. The aim of this one-day workshop is to create a safe and supportive space for participants to share how trauma has touched their lives, explore sources of resilience, and experience techniques for stress relief. As a result of the workshop, it is anticipated that participants will be able to share and apply a basic understanding of trauma and a few simple stress-relieving techniques, but will not be prepared to address severe trauma absent clinical training.

This one-day workshop will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Educators, administrators, and staff who work with students attending District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools will be given priority registration.

For questions, please contact Jessica Dulay at [email protected]. To learn more about the Restorative Practices work underway in District schools, visit Restorative DC.