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Creating Trauma-sensitive Schools

Time limit: 365 days

$150 Enroll

Full course description

This course will outline guiding principles, research, and strategies for implementing a trauma-informed education framework at the school and systems level through a focus on school policies, practices, environment, and overall mindset shifts with the following course content:

  • A review of the impacts of trauma exposure on individuals, families, and society, and key principles of trauma-informed learning environments,
  • Key steps to begin the work of creating and sustaining trauma-informed environment 
  • Insight into the critical foundation of creating a paradigm shift within individuals, systems, and structures to develop trauma-sensitive environments, 
  • Strategies for using a trauma-informed, human-centered, equity-minded lens to evaluate school policies, practices, and the physical and emotional environments present in an educational space.
  • Crisis and traumatic stress are inevitable. Steps to support healing and resilience will be identified and defined, especially through the lens of the inevitability of future stress and trauma.

This course will be delivered in a self-paced, asynchronous format, there are no synchronous meetings or collaborative components.

Who is this for?

K-12 and higher education administrators, educators, and school staff (e.g., non-instructional aides, paraprofessionals, school counselors, nursing staff, librarians, instructional and intervention specialists, food service and security personnel, or any adults who have interactions or responsibilities involving students). 


Refund Policy: This course is delivered in a self-paced, online format; access to the course materials is provided at the time of purchase. This course/program is non-refundable. No refunds will be given for any reason. By enrolling in the course/program, you agree to this policy.