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Back to School Sessions
A Series of Workshops on Trauma-Informed Approaches & Practices to Steer Into and Through This School Year
August 9 - September 20, 2023

Prepping for the new school year, trauma-informed


Join the Pacific Southwest MHTTC for a special five-part workshop series this fall, designed to offer deep dives into what it means to be trauma-informed in this moment, future directions for the work, and ways to deepen our praxis (theory into action) for our school communities.


Series host and Region 9 School Mental Health Field Director Leora Wolf-Prusan welcomes school mental health champions (educators, administrators, school counselors, social workers, youth advocates, community mental health partners, and beyond!) to come together in purposeful and powerful learning over the course of five workshops that bring trauma-informed principles and approaches into practice.


Throughout August and September, 2023, our region offers opportunities for text study (SAMHSA’s new practice guide for trauma-informed work!), voices from the field (Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory + California State University, Sacramento’s School Psychology Program photovoice project!), reflection coaching to tap into our dreams and dilemmas (listen to our to be released podcast episodes!), skill building or refreshing (trauma-informed suicide prevention for administrators!), and workshopping the way our systems and teams align our visions (collaboration across initiatives and divisions!).


All sessions are themed and aligned to one or more trauma-informed principles to bring the approach into action. Come for one, some or all: we’ll see you there.

Register for one, some, or all sessions.
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Workshop 1 - Study Session: A Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach

The Framework

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PT
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Workshop 2 - Giving Voice to Youth Psychological Strengths: A Photovoice Partnership Project

Trauma Informed Principle to Practice: Empowerment

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PT
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Workshop 3 - Dreams, Dilemmas and Dialogues

Trauma-Informed Principle to Practice: Transparency, Trustworthiness and Cultural Humility

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PT
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Workshop 4 - Trauma Informed Suicide Prevention for Administrators

Trauma Informed Principle to Practice: Safety & Peer Support

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PT
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Workshop 5 - Collaborating Within and Across our School Systems

Trauma Informed Principle to Practice: Collaboration

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PT
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