WEBINAR: Family and Community Engagement in Addressing Childhood Trauma
Mar 22 at 02:00 PM - Mar 22 at 03:00 PM
Family and Community Engagement in Addressing Childhood Trauma
This is a webinar from Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) featuring CSSP.
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), one of out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. (See NCTSN resources here: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/audiences/school-personnel.) Increasingly, meaningful engagement of parents, families and community partners is one of the strategies used to help reduce the impact of trauma on children. The currently divisive political climate, characterized by openly racist and anti-immigrant attacks, adds another layer of complexity to the issue. Now more than ever, it's important that educators, parents & families, community partners and other public/private agency staff recognize trauma and are able to successfully accommodate and respond to traumatized students in their classroom settings, and know where to access supports and professionals when necessary.
As a follow up to the Coalition’s Addressing Trauma in Community Schools webinar last year (recording available here: https://concerted.adobeconnect.com/p6cou83t5cv/), this webinar will dive deeper into how schools and community partners can engage and work with families to address childhood trauma.