Trauma Informed Practice
Learn strategies to help families affected by trauma cope, build resilience, and reach their full potential.
The series of trainings look at strategies to develop an inclusive and welcoming environment in Family Resource Programs, EAL Classrooms, Adult Basic Ed Classrooms, Early Childhood sites, Aboriginal Head Starts, Strong Starts and other learnings programs. Participants have the opportunity to learn about common trauma triggers, discuss early brain development and the impacts on attachment and processing trauma in connection with early brain development. We define what trauma may look like in a classroom setting, as well as examine common scenarios in small groups to strategize inclusive and empathetic responses.
Participants discuss strategies to employ when dealing with trauma, and methods to implement the creative process in the classroom setting using sensorial activities to engage the brain in different ways. We investigate our own responses to trauma, and how it affects our response to the participants in our programs. Through interactive individual and small group work we discuss strategies to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in the face of very challenging situations.