Kristin Souers Presents Trauma Informed Practice 

Friday, October 27, 2017 
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Whitworth University 

300 West Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, WA 99218

Registration is now closed. 

More and more children come into classrooms with physical, mental and emotional needs that go far beyond standard educational training. How can we help these children to thrive as learners, and how can we support the adults who strive to teach them? This summit is an opportunity to bring our health and education partners together to learn about shaping our school systems, community partners, classroom practices, and cultures to create compassionate, versatile, and healthy teaching and learning environments. 

Intended Professional Learning Outcomes: 

  • Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
  • Participants will explore multiple strategies for education staff and community members to utilize with children with (known and unknown) trauma histories – helping to sustain learning-ready states.
  • Participants will collaborate to identify best practices associated with trauma-informed care that they can implement into their workplace settings.
  • Participants will reflect on how this information impacts their role and their overall health, collecting several suggestions for self-care and self-awareness.


  • What Does It Mean to be Trauma Informed?
  • Impact of Trauma on Learning and Graduation Rate
  • Strategies for Staff and Community
  • Self-Care and Awareness
  • Best Practice

KRISTIN SOUERS is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington. She is an assistant director at Washington State University's Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) in the CLEAR Trauma Center. Kristin also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Masters of Counseling Psychology Program at Gonzaga University. She is an expert in understanding the impact of trauma on individuals and families and has provided consultation and training on this topic to education and human services systems for more than 20 years. 

6.0 clock hours available—included in registration
Confirmation and directions will be sent to your email address 
Cancellation fee: $50.00 applies to all cancellations after October 13 
No Shows = No Refund 
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided 


Quality Inn Oakwood
7919 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99208
Driving distance to Whitworth: 1.68 miles

La Quinta Inn
9601 N. Newport Highway
Spokane, WA 99218
*Use the promo code WH1TW to receive a 20 percent discount. 
Driving distance to Whitworth: 1.6 miles

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Spokane at the Convention Center
401 N. Riverpoint Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Driving distance to Whitworth: 6.9 miles

The Davenport Hotel
10 S. Post
Spokane, WA 99201
Driving distance to Whitworth: 7.19 miles

Holiday Inn Express Spokane
801 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99202
Driving distance to Whitworth: 6.27 miles

There are no reserved room blocks.