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Creating a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment is a Course

Creating a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment

Oct 15 - Oct 30, 2018
15.0 credits

$200 Enroll

Full course description

This 3-session hybrid course examines how teachers can support and nurture their students’ emotional well-being before, during, and after traumatic events in order to mitigate the impact of complex childhood trauma.  Many of our students have been exposed to multiple tragic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature.  This course helps teachers learn to deal with wide-ranging, long-term impact of this exposure that often results in grief and depression, adversely affecting their students’ learning and social/emotional well-being.

This course will focus on:
  • identifying psychological and behavioral symptoms of complex childhood trauma,
  • the role of the teacher after a traumatic event,
  • how to develop support systems and safe spaces for students to cope with grief,
  • teacher self-care to prevent secondary traumatic stress, and
  • the impact school and community culture has had on celebrating life to manage grief associated with death or loss.
This course will support teachers in creating a safe and supportive environment in which students feel nurtured, not only to learn, but also to express their feelings.  Participants will receive the CPS Crisis Management Manual. They also work with the instructor to produce their own Classroom Crisis Plan. 
This course is aligned with the CPS Framework for Teaching Components 1b, 2a, 2d, 4d, and 4e.

Instructor: Michael P. Moriarty, NBCT

Course Date: Mondays - 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29/2018  

Course Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: CTUF Quest Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
Free Parking Available

Registering with Quest Center Online for the first time? 
Please register with a non-cps email address. You will also need your IEIN number. 

Below is the link to obtain your Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN#), which is now required by ISBE to award any professional development hours to any individual taking professional development for recertification credits.

Type this link in your browser. http://www.isbe.net Then click on Teacher then click on Log into ELIS then click on Educator Access and login to obtain your IEIN#.  

In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.