ABOUT

WHEN AND WHERE
November 18, 201
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. S.
Tukwila, WA 98168


ABOUT THE SUMMIT

Childhood trauma is real, it is prevalent, and it impacts students, their learning, and the adults in their lives quite significantly. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of best-selling Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016) about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting. Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to explore more in-depth the importance of fostering a culture of safety, predictability, and consistency; what it truly means to work as a team and address our students collectively; discuss a handful of strategies to support the New Three R’s (Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation); and how to sustain a healthy work-life balance. Attendees will explore their roles as leaders and gain strategies for both student and adult support. Attendees will be given opportunities to collaborate and problem-solve scenarios associated with fostering a trauma sensitive environment.   

CONNECTIONS TO 5 TENETS OF THE WHOLE CHILD 
  • Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
  • Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
  • Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
  • Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.
  • Each student is challenged academically and prepared for success in college or further study and for employment and participation in a global environment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER 

For over two decades, Kristin Souers has dedicated herself to the improvement of people’s lives. As a licensed mental health counselor, she has provided counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. With a history of working in the fields of early learning, law enforcement, education, and mental health, she has been able to develop an extensive knowledge base. This, partnered with her expertise in complex trauma, the impact of violence, crisis management, counseling, and trauma-informed care, has allowed her to partner with professionals around the development of trauma-informed practices in a multitude of settings.

As an independent consultant, adjunct faculty member at the Gonzaga University School of Education in the Counselor Education Department, Kristin now provides critical professional development, consultation, education, and training services to schools, school districts, and organizations throughout the country. She has presented to hundreds of audiences, facilitated group learning, supervised internships, directed programs, and supported the learning and growth of countless educators, caregiving professionals, and other individuals.

The award winning publication, Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2016),  and many articles published in education journals including "Address Trauma with Calm, Consistent Care: Strategies to Help Educators Avoid Burnout While Keeping Students Learning-Ready" (Principal Magazine, March/April, 2015) and her most recent publication, “Responding to Student Need versus Behavior” (December 2016) have strengthened Kristin’s impact in education. To learn more about Kristin Souers visit https://www.fosteringresilientlearners.org/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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 November 4
No Shows = No Refund