Making the Case for Trauma-Informed Care in Schools

Making the Case for Trauma-Informed Care in Schools Recording


The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.



Talking about trauma in a school setting can be difficult. There may be resistance from the school or district administration. It may bring up past feelings or memories of one's own trauma history. There are many factors to plan for and address when providing training on trauma-informed practices (TIP) in your school or community. This training will provide strategies for talking about trauma in schools, tips for self-regulation and self-care for trainers and school mental health professionals and needs assessment tools to determine the most important topics to focus on. In addition, the trainer will share implementation guidance for structuring and developing effective TIP training in your school.




1. Strengthen their understanding of trauma and how it impacts the classroom.

2. Gain strategies for managing the impact of trauma in the classroom.

3. Discuss implementing needs assessments to effectively design TIP training in your school.



Stefanie Winfield


Stefanie Winfield is an Adjunct Faculty Instructor the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social work. In her past role as School Mental Health Lead for the Mountain Plains MHTTC, Stefanie focused on providing intensive technical assistance and training to educators, teachers administrators and all school staff on ways to improve and enhance school mental health. Stefanie has extensive experience working in schools promoting youth sexual health, conflict and anger management, behavioral health education, and school-based health care. With over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and community organizations, Stefanie has done everything from grant management and implementation to program and outcome evaluation, training, and facilitation.

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