Becoming a Trauma-Informed School



Each session will run from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT.

Event Description

This six-session training series provides education on the fundamentals of trauma and how it emerges within our public schools.  It will provide tools and perspectives on the complexities of becoming a trauma-informed school environment and will explore the logistical components of implementing best-practices on a systems-level for trauma-informed supports and protocols. 



  1. The Fundamentals of Trauma (1/9/23) 

  1. Embracing the Paradigm Shift (1/23/23) 

  1. Key Elements of Trauma-Informed School Environments (1/30/23) 

  1. Becoming a Trauma-Informed School Logistics Part 1 (2/6/23) 

  1. Becoming a Trauma-Informed School: Logistics Part 2 (2/13/23) 

  1. Developing Relevant Metrics for Measuring Progress in School-Based Trauma-Informed Practices (2/20/23) 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn what Trauma is, what it looks like, and how to respond in a supportive way 

  1. Learning the key components of what it means to be “Trauma-Informed” within a host environment focused on academics 

  1. Identify logistical and operational elements of implementation of a trauma-informed approach to supporting public education 

  1. Developing relevant metrics for measuring progress and success in School-Based Trauma-Informed practices. 


Tamera Ford, LCSW











Tamera J. Ford, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) holds 15+ years of experience providing mental health therapy and case management in a multitude of settings; residential treatment, school-based health centers, outpatient mental health, primary health care, and early intervention (Head Start children and families ages 0-5).  In addition to her training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and Synergetic Play Therapy™, Tamera has advanced standing as a student of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® approach for trauma resolution and currently provides trauma therapy in her private practice located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  Formerly a teacher (K-12) and more recently a Lean Process Improvement Practitioner, Tamera's passion is in offering support and guidance to individuals, groups and organizations personally and professionally.

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