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How to Build Resilient Schools and Thriving Communities through the use of Trauma-Informed Practices and Programs

May 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As the healing begins from the impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent quarantine, the need for evidence-based Trauma-Informed and Culturally Competent practices are of paramount importance. States are looking for ways to support their schools, educators, students, and communities in the most effective way.

Trauma-Informed Practices are the building blocks to the foundation of any resilient school community. Join us as we discuss the impact of trauma on students and how to build an environment that helps everyone succeed.

We’ll hear from two experts who will discuss the following:

  • Developmental Trauma and how it impacts learning and behavior
  • Trauma-Informed and Culturally Competent classroom strategies that build resilience for all students.
  • Strategies that support our post-pandemic students.
  • A framework for building a resilient school community and the data that can support it.
  • Trauma-Informed Social and Emotional Learning and why it is so important.
  • Educating the heart and the mind through Social and Emotional Learning.

Dr. Melissa W. Sadin, EdD, MAT, MEd is the founder of Ducks and Lions Trauma-Sensitive Resources, and is committed to helping educators and parents provide trauma-informed care in their schools, homes, and communities. She is a lifelong educator/administrator and has co-authored five books related to childhood trauma. Dr. Sadin is an education consultant and developmental trauma expert who provides professional development to school districts, municipal service providers and parents.

Pam McNall is the founder of Respectful Ways and an Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist. After years of investigative work in education and interviews with stakeholders, Pam recognized the need to educate the human heart and brought together a team of partners focused on student assessment, SEL curriculum development and professional learning. She and her team of educators developed Respectful Ways, a research-based trauma-informed, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program that supports evidence-based preventions and interventions for K-12 schools and after-school programs. Pam is proud to be a part of CASEL’s SEL Providers Council and an active member of their Advocacy Committee.


May 20, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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