Schools and Trauma

This series of 5 presentations focuses on partnering with schools to enhance mental health and trauma-informed services and is designed to inform both school personnel and mental health professionals about 1) the impact of traumatic events, including bullying, sudden death, and grief and loss on students, 2) the benefits of providing trauma-informed mental health services and IEPs in schools, and 3) methods for integrating trauma-informed services and evidence-based practices with school, state, and federal initiatives, such as PBIS and RTI.

In this webinar speakers focus on understanding the intersection between cyberbullying and trauma. This presentation was recorded in conjunction withNational Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month.
In this webinar spseakers describe the fundamentals of Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S). PFA-S helps reduce the distress that school communities can experience after a disaster or violent event. Presenters discuss the importance of working within the school structure and system; how teachers, support staff, and administrators can use PFA-S to prepare for and respond to a disaster or violent event; and how to support the school community as a whole, including working with students, staff, and families.
In this webinar the presenters discuss trauma-informed assessment in schools, differential diagnosis, and trauma-informed IEPs (Individualized Education Plans). Following the presentation participants will understand the concept and potential consequences of child traumatic stress on classroom academics and behavior. Speakers discuss how to identify the key components of a 504 plan versus an IEP and differentiate when each is applicable. During the webinar participants develop relevant teaching and learning plans using selected activities from the School Intervention Project Manual
In this webinar presenters identify principles and strategies for effective implementation of trauma-focused, evidence-based practices in school settings, and they describe the potential benefits for all students, including those with mental health and behavioral challenges, of implementing school-wide systems of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
In this webinar speakers discuss the impact of sudden death on children and the school community. Presenters will suggest best practices in the areas of prevention, response, and recovery; school staff support; and self-care.
In this webinar presenters use the prevalence and impact of trauma as a lens through which to deepen our understanding of bullying. Applicable for school mental health professionals, school staff, and other interested individuals, the program will consider the impact of bullying on the targeted child as well as the bully and will address the response at the school site.
In this webinar presenters discuss the need for and the benefits of a school based mental health program. Suggestions for building a relationship with schools are presented along withcase examples of successful school/mental health partnerships.