This is session two of the Becoming a Trauma-Informed School series.
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.
Embracing the Paradigm Shift (1/23/23)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT
Learn what trauma is, what it looks like, and how to respond in a supportive way
Learning the key components of what it means to be “Trauma-Informed” within a host environment focused on academics
Identify logistical and operational elements of implementation of a trauma-informed approach to supporting public education
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.