Course Description: This course content addresses the types of trauma and the influences of trauma on K-12th grade students –socially, emotionally, physically and academically. Topics include trauma’s effect on
brain development, indicators of trauma in students, the impact of violence and other stress on learning, trauma stewardship, the risk of secondary trauma and burnout, tools for coping, and other strategies that support teachers. Exploration
of resilience as a factor in responding to trauma is addressed. Additionally, practical application of teacher and student wellness strategies is explored.