Workshop 1 - Study Session: A Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2024

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. PT
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Workshop 1 of 6 in the "Trauma Informed, In School Sessions" Workshop Series (view series page for full details)

Study Session: A Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach
The Framework: Grounding us in Trauma-Informed Principles and Domains

In June 2023, SAMHSA released the updated and expanded practical guide from the 2014 Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach Resource. Drawing on the domains of trauma-informed work, the new guide offers implementation strategies.


Join PS MHTTC School Mental Health Field Director Leora Wolf-Prusan for an interactive study session. Together, we’ll familiarize ourselves with the guide by 1) defining trauma, trauma-informed care, and connected terminology; 2) identifying resources to support our work; and 3) exploring the guide’s case studies. Walk away with deeper fluency in trauma-informed language, ideas for moving the work forward in your environment, and connections to other trauma-informed practitioners


View the text study PDF


Audience: Educators, school site leaders, school mental health professionals, youth advocates, trauma-informed professionals, and anyone interested.

[If you attended this session in our Fall Series, this is a great opportunity for a refresher!]




Leora Wolf-PrusanLeora Wolf-Prusan, EdD (she/hers)

Leora Wolf-Prusan is the School Mental Health Field Director for the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, a project of SAMHSA that provides no-cost professional development to support the school mental health workforce in the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, California, Nevada, and  Arizona. She also serves as the project director for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Category II site, the School Crisis Recovery & Renewal project (SCRR), formerly served as the field director for a SAMHSA Now is the Time Initiative, ReCAST (Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma), and in addition to these national grants, she provides consulting and training for numerous other clients around issues related to school climate and positive youth development, educator mental health and wellness, and trauma-informed approaches to education. Leora works for the Center for Applied Research Solutions (the home of all these projects), lives in the Bay Area of California (unceded Ohlone land), and is a new parent to a brilliant little human.




Starts: Mar 20, 2024 2:30 pm
Ends: Mar 20, 2024 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 20, 2024
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