Becoming Trauma Responsive Webinar
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About the Event
As we navigate new educational challenges resulting from COVID-19, teachers and leaders need support now more than ever. Uncertainty and unpredictability are potential enemies of efficacy. Collective efficacy has long been recognized as a critical influence on positive work environments, increased team capacity, and student achievement. We know it’s important, but how do we foster collective efficacy with our staff? These webinars are designed to focus on various aspects of building individual and collective efficacy by providing practical strategies. The result is increased effort, motivation, and perseverance in the face of challenges.
The scientific debate over nurture vs nature is over: we now know that the memory of childhood experience is stored in our bodies, and not just our minds. In the past few decades, there has been an explosion of new understanding. This session will provide a brief overview of the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study explaining how and why adversity and trauma can reliably predict risks for mental, physical, and behavioral health in our schools. The great news is that what’s predictable is preventable and we can learn from communities that have built collective efficacy to successfully respond to the impacts of trauma.