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Trauma Responsive School Training of Trainers: Spring 2021

8:00am - April 28, 2021 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
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Trauma Responsive School Training of Trainers: Spring 2021

April 28, 2021: 8:00am - 4:00pm MST | 9:00am - 5:00pm CST

April 29, 2021: 8:00am - 4:00pm MST | 9:00am - 5:00pm CST

May 5, 2021: 8:00am - 12:00pm MST | 9:00am - 1:00pm CST

Applications for this series are now closed.

This 3-day event is designed to prepare qualified professionals to equip educators with knowledge and resources to integrate trauma informed best practices into their classrooms and school communities. The first and second days of training will cover the HEARTS framework and training. The third day of training will provide opportunities for teach-backs and facilitation practice. This course provides foundational and intermediate-level training on: trauma, biology of trauma, complex trauma and attachment and the impact on cognition and learning, cultural humility and understanding racial stress as a form of trauma, and fostering resiliency in students and adults. Content is tailored for application in the education setting.  


Participants will be required to participate in all 3 days to complete the training, receive a certificate, and be qualified to train others in this model.


Program Objectives

  1. Establish a training for educators, school leaders, and district staff that builds on and strengthens foundational trauma-informed knowledge grounded in the HEARTS framework. The training focuses on moving from theory to application using practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.
  2. Examine trauma and trauma-informed practices through a lens of equity and cultural humility focusing on racial trauma, implicit bias, racial equity, and the importance of applying culturally responsive trauma-informed practices.
  3. Participants will create a multi-phased action plan for adopting and integrating trauma-informed practices into their school/district that is sustainable.
  4. Participants will have materials and knowledge to lead foundational trauma-informed trainings in their school/ district.



The target audience is general and special education teachers, school health/mental health professionals, school administrators, paraprofessionals, and others who work in the education setting who have experience with trauma interventions and/or trauma informed practices from Region 8 (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana). 


The application deadline for this series is 3/8/2021. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by 3/15/2021.

Applications are now closed.



Megan Brennan, PsyD 

megan-brennanBrennan is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the areas of children and adolescent mental health, working in school systems, trauma-informed care, mindfulness, crisis response, culturally responsive practices, supervision, program development, and program evaluation. Working to advance systems transformation, Megan has partnered with school districts, individual schools, grant funders and community partners with a focus on advancing trauma-informed, culturally responsive school communities.