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Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools by Helping Students Get Regulated
Wednesday March 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jen Alexander, MA, NCC, SB-RPT, Author, Presenter, and School Counselor
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing
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Every day, in every single classroom, childhood trauma negatively affects school success for at least one in four students. In this edWebinar with trauma expert and educator Jen Alexander to learn what trauma is, how it can affect the stress response systems of your students, and how to help students get regulated and ready to learn.
In this edWebinar, learn how to:
- Differentiate between regulated and dysregulated arousal states
- Use the River of Feelings visual—a practical tool for students of all ages—to teach children and teens how to identify and eventually manage their arousal states
- Apply strategies used by trauma-responsive educators in trauma-sensitive schools
- Understand your own stress responses
- Improve your personal self-care plan
This recorded edWebinar is designed for all educators, school psychologists, and building and district administrators. Watch now to learn how building a trauma-sensitive school can make a difference!
About the Presenter
Jen Alexander believes that we can make a positive difference with all kids—one relationship at a time, which is why she is a passionate leader in the movement to build trauma-sensitive schools. Jen loves helping others help kids and has done so in schools, as a volunteer for the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN), and when facilitating her own trainings for educators. With more than 15 years of experience helping youth (some traumatized, some not) as a former special education teacher and current school counselor in Iowa, she holds degrees in psychology and special education teaching as well as a master’s degree in professional school counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. Jen is also a nationally certified counselor, registered school-based play therapist, and most importantly, a mom.
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