Understanding and Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools - Part 2: Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Event Date: 
May 08, 2019 - 02:00pm to 03:30pm EDT

Exposure to childhood trauma is increasingly understood as a public health issue with significant consequences for individuals, families, communities and society. Schools play a critical role in preventing and addressing trauma by recognizing the effects of adversity on students, parents, and staff and embedding policies and practices that foster healing and resilience for all in the learning environment. The second in a two-part series, this webinar will focus on exploring how educators are supporting schools in adopting a trauma-sensitive approach. Presenters will discuss strategies for building staff awareness and knowledge of trauma and supporting schools in adopting trauma-sensitive practices.  During this webinar we will: 

  • Identify steps for adopting a universal, trauma-sensitive approach;
  • Learn from educators how they are supporting schools in becoming trauma-sensitive;
  • Give examples of trauma-sensitive practices; and,
  • Provide tools and resources for supporting school, district, and state-level efforts to systematically address student trauma.


  • Kathleen Guarino, Senior TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research
  • Kristine Hensley, Supervisor, Student Services, Hillsborough County Public Schools
  • Lucy Potter, Principal, Juneau School District

Registration: Register for the webinar here.
Please be on the lookout for the save-the-date for our follow-up web-based discussion.