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Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Presented by Alex Shevrin Venet, Professional Development Facilitator, Unconditional Learning
Moderated by Rhiannon M. Kim, Educational Consultant, Love at the Roots

Sponsored by Norton Books in Education

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How can schools bring an equity lens to their trauma-informed education initiatives? Schools can do more than respond to the trauma that some students have already experienced; they can play a key role in preventing trauma and disrupting the larger social forces that create trauma in our world. This edWebinar will present a fresh take on trauma-informed practices, with takeaways for teachers, school leaders, and anyone else who is invested in making change in education.

Alex Shevrin Venet will introduce participants to the key understandings of the Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education framework, sharing stories from her work as a teacher and supporting schools with trauma-informed education. Participants can expect to leave with a new understanding of their role in trauma-informed education and ideas for how to get started.

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 educators, school leaders, district leaders, chief equity officers, and at-risk coordinators. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


Alex Shevrin VenetAbout the Presenters

Alex Shevrin Venet is an educator, author, and professional development facilitator based in Vermont. She teaches at the Community College of Vermont, Antioch University New England, and Castleton University. Previously, she was a teacher and leader at an alternative therapeutic school. Her first book, Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education, is now available from W.W. Norton. Follow Alex on Twitter @AlexSVenet.


Rhiannon M. KimAbout the Moderator

Rhiannon M. Kim (M.S., CCC-SLP, E-RYT 200, RYT 500) is a biracial racially ambiguous Korean and white woman. She has worked in public education for 15 years in various roles: para educator, interventionist, prek-5th grade speech language pathologist, and a preK-12 consulting SLP. She is in her third year of a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program focusing on healing-centered anti-oppressive trauma-responsive practices. Her healing-centered embodied anti-oppressive pedagogy invites people to engage in generative conflict, to navigate discomfort, and to embrace complexity. She is also an adjunct lecturer, consultant, and lay practitioner and teacher of Buddhism and Yoga. Follow Rhiannon on Twitter @_rhiannonkim.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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