Previously recorded Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Social-emotional support for students has to address trauma. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, two-thirds of children were reported to have experienced at least one traumatic event by high-school age. With an uptick in mental health crises exacerbating academic and behavioral challenges in schools, educators look to help all students cope, heal, and build resilience in the face of adversity. A trauma-informed SEL approach confronts this reality head-on, preparing our children with the social-emotional skills to deal with trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). In this webinar, hear directly from experts and practitioners leading trauma-informed programs to unpack what it means to have trauma-informed schools as well as proactively support the well-being of students.

Watch our expert Q&A to hear how experts and district leaders drive trauma-informed SEL work on the ground. This session:

  • Examines how trauma can manifest in elementary and secondary students; differentiates trauma-based responses to other challenging behavioral responses
  • Shares best practices and pedagogy related to trauma-informed SEL, including those with implications for classroom and school-wide implementation
  • Explores approaches to trauma-informed SEL that are culturally responsive and attentive to the unique needs of a diverse student population

Expert Panelists: 



Audrey Jackson, 2016 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and Director of Student Achievement K-5, Bedford Public Schools (MA)





Dr. Steven Dorsey, Executive Leadership Coach, Equity San Diego County Office of Education (CA)





Craig Beswick, Vice President of School Development, Lifelong Learning Administrative Corporation (LLAC)





Takeru "TK" Nagayoshi, Professional Learning Director of Community Events, Panorama Education