The Trauma-Informed Classroom

USD $25.99


**This is a recording of a Live Presentation given at the Institute of Child Psychology’s 2022 Children’s Mental Health Conference. As it is a Live recording, please note that there may be unscheduled technical difficulties, pauses/breaks, as well as reading of comments which you may not be able to see.

The Trauma-Informed Classroom

The changes, stress, grief, and trauma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other events have impacted everyone at school, although in different ways. High stress for youth, families, and educators is common. While vaccines and treatment options have improved health outcomes, the virus has continued to bring layers of change, uncertainty, illness, and death. School faculty, community partners, and caregivers have been navigating these stressful shifts for a long time already and will be tending to youth and adult stress responses well into the future too.

In this session, Ms. Jen will help educators reflect on how recent events are continuing to impact themselves and others in their school communities. This will be accomplished through use of a creative activity that can be replicated in the classroom with various age groups. Next, Jen will summarize research related to posstraumatic growth and teach participants what they can do to foster recovery and posttraumatic growth in their learning environments (both now and later).

Come to this session to learn how every educator can help soothe stress responses at school in trauma-informed ways. Leave with practical ideas for youth in grades PreK-12+ that will help everyone take good care of themselves and others in safe, relational, and meaningful ways.


  • Experience support and validation related to your own stress responses
  • Define collective trauma and identify its effects in your own community
  • Explore tips for soothing stress responses in self and others at school
  • Understand the meaning of posttraumatic growth and explain factors that are associated with it so you can incorporate them now
  • Learn how to use at least one trauma-informed idea from the session to help foster recovery and posttraumatic growth in your classroom or school


  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 3.0 instructional hours & successful completion of a short quiz.
  • RESOURCESAccess to several mental health and parenting resources.
  • SUPPORT:​ Access to the institute should any questions arise.

This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

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3 Hours



Age Group

2-17 Years

Instructor Information

Jen Alexander

As an experienced educator, author, and professional development facilitator, I’m passionate about helping you help kids. Together, let's build trauma-sensitive schools.

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