Trauma Responsive Practices in Schools TOT


Trauma Responsive Practices in Schools TOT Day 1

May 5, 2020



May 6, 2020


This two-day event was 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 day of training covered the HEARTS framework and training.  The second day of training provided opportunities for teach-backs and facilitation practice. 


The course provided 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 was tailored for application in the education setting.


This was a closed event. If you are interested in similar technical assistance training, please contact Stefanie Winfield at [email protected].

Learning Objectives

  • Establish a training for educators, school leaders, and district staff that builds on and strengthens foundational trauma-informed knowledge grounded in the HEARTS framework to increase capacity and sustainability for integrating trauma-informed best practices. 
  • Examine trauma and trauma-informed practices through a lens of equity and cultural humility focusing on systemic oppression, racial trauma, implicit bias, racial equity, and the importance of applying culturally responsive trauma-informed practices.   
  • Create a multi-phased action plan for adopting and integrating trauma-informed practices into their school/district that is sustainable.   



  • Megan Brennan, PsyD
  • Laura McArthur, PhD


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