Trauma Informed Conference
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DeWitt Learning Commons, Northwestern College
Cost: $65 | lunch included
Optional additional credit: 1 License Renewal credit $50 | 1 Graduate credit $150
2nd Annual NWC Trauma Informed Conference for Schools
The one-day conference offers training for PreK-12 school counselors, administrators, teachers, social workers and educational support staff. Gain a better understanding of the impact of traumatic events and behavior outcomes in students, and learn the most current strategies and tools needed to create a trauma-informed learning environment. The day will also feature a viewing and discussion of The Kids We Lose documentary, a film about the human side of children and students with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff and other professionals in trying to ensure these kids receive the correct help they need.
Trauma can impact a student's learning, behavior and relationships at school and beyond. By understanding the impact and signs of trauma, classrooms can create safe and supportive learning environments for all students.
Registration closes April 1st.
Please contact email@example.com or 712-707-7388 with any questions or to inquire about late registration.
Schedule, Speakers and Topics
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Check-in|
|8:30 a.m.||Welcome, Laura Heitritter, NWC Education Department
Be nice! Creating a trauma responsive culture
Jeff Herzberg, Chief Administrator, Prairie Lakes AEA and Superintendent, Gilmore City-Bradgate CSD
|9:20 a.m.||Beyond Understanding: Transforming yourself, your students, your school, and the world
Darcie Van Voorst, Social Worker, Trainer, Consultant
|10:45 a.m.||Breakout sessions:
A Relationship Approach to Preventing School Violence
John Eyerly, Superintendent, George Little Rock Schools
Sensory Smarts for Educators
Andrea Boerigter, The Speech Mom
Vicarious Trauma & Compassion Fatigue: "I thought about quitting today"
Val Stokes, Social worker, Associate Professor of Social Work, Northwestern College
|11:45 a.m.||Catered lunch
|1:50 p.m.||The Kids We Lose documentary by Ross Green|
|3:30 p.m.||Panel of Experts
Darcie Van Voorst
Haley Van Adel
Sara Waring-Tiedeman, Director NWC Master of Education