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Trauma Informed Trainings

The office of Student Support provides targeted trauma sensitive schools training to whole districts and site faculty. The trainings are 2 part:

Session 1: Understanding the Basics of Trauma and Learning

This training discusses the basics of trauma, how trauma affects the brain and the impact of trauma on student behavior. A foundation-level knowledge for working with students who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.

Session 2: Classroom Implementation and Strategies

This training introduces trauma-informed, best practice strategies educators can utilize with all students. Participants will learn about classroom design and instruction that incorporates understanding of how trauma can change a student's ability to learn. Participants should have a basic understanding of trauma and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) prior to requesting.

To sign up for a trauma sensitive schools professional development please fill out the Request for Professional Development.

ACE Interface Master Training

The ACE Interface training is developed by The ACEs Study lead researcher, Dr. Robert Anda. This training offers an in-depth understanding of the following:

  1. The Science of ACEs & Why it Matters: transformative public health discoveries, sequential development (neuroscience), ACE Study, resilience, and systems science.
  2. Societal Dynamics Related to ACEs and ACE Effects: how perceptions, attitudes and mental models keep society stuck with the ACE prevalence we have now and how to move forward with implementing a trauma-informed school.

SHARE and Trauma Informed Care

Strengthening Hope and Resilience Everyday (SHARE) is a trauma-informed service that offers stories of hope, shares ideas and resources for improving resilience, and provides information and tools necessary to create a safe community while reducing the stigma of trauma and mental health. Professional development training is available: Trauma Is Just the Beginning; Self-Care; and Child Trauma Screening.

Contact: Heather Ariyeh at

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Last updated on April 24, 2020