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Workshop 1 in the Back to School Series - Study Session: A Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach
September 1, 2023

This is a recording of the Pacific Southwest MHTTC's Back to School Workshop 1 entitled, “Study Session: A Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach,” on August 9, 2023.

In this kickoff session, PS MHTTC School Mental Health Field Director Leora Wolf-Prusan and Trauma Informed Educator Network founder Mathew Portell facilitated an interactive study session to familiarize participants with SAMHSA’s June 2023 release of the updated and expanded practical guide from the 2014 Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach Resource. 

This session's audience includes educators, school site leaders, school mental health professionals, youth advocates, trauma-informed professionals, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper fluency in trauma-informed language.

Viewers of this video can benefit from the following learning objectives: 

  • Define trauma, trauma-informed care, and connected terminology
  • Identify resources to support a trauma informed approach to school mental health work
  • Explore the guide’s case study of Fall-Hamilton Elementary School in Nashville, TN