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Level 1: Exploring What Works & Why

How can you build responsive, trauma-sensitive PreK–12 schools where all students learn and thrive? Get practical answers from trauma expert Jen Alexander in this informative and engaging training session, held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Terre Haute, Indiana. An experienced teacher trainer and author of the bestselling book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools, Jen Alexander will introduce you and your team to all the basics you need to know, including what trauma is, how it affects children, and what educators can do to mitigate these effects so that every student feels safe and ready to learn.


  • Discover the four essentials of trauma-sensitive schools
  • Recognize the complex ways trauma can affect children’s bodies, emotions, behavior, learning, and relationships
  • Develop a trauma-informed mindset
  • Receive guidance on building a trauma-sensitive learning environment within a multi-tier system of support (MTSS)
  • Learn about resilience factors and how to help students develop them
  • Understand why restorative discipline practices are more effective than traditional approaches
  • Strengthen their personal self-care plan to avoid burnout

(*Please note: The training will incorporate concepts from the book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools. Please purchase your copy of the book and bring it with you to the training session.)

GET LEVEL 2 TRAINING: Want more in-depth implementation guidance from Jen Alexander? Stay another day for the Level 2 seminar, Creating a Plan for Change. Learn more here.


1-Day Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training: Level 1

PRESENTER: Jen Alexander, M.A., NCC, SB-RPT

WHERE: St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Terre Haute, Indiana

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch is provided)

MATERIALS NEEDED: Please purchase your copy of the book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools before the training and bring it with you. (Save 20% with savings code TRMA20)

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Review by: Krista Birchard, Independence, Iowa
"With this training today, I have a clear understanding on the effects of childhood trauma and how I can go about working with the child/children."
Review by: Lana Wanders, Preschool Teacher, North Mahaska Schools
"Ten minutes into the training and I knew I was in a PD where I would learn something useful about the real struggles of every day teaching and learning! "
Review by: Jenny Becker, University of Northern Iowa, Social Work
"This training helps educators better understand the impact of trauma and attachment issues on student success. Ms. Jen helps professionals change their perceptions and reactions to behaviors, which results in positive learning outcomes for students."
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for participants.
Light breakfast and coffee provided.

8:30 Introduction to Trauma
9:45 Break
10:00 Effects of Trauma on Students
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Essentials of Trauma-Sensitive Schools
1:45 Break
2:00 Trauma-Sensitive Discipline Practices
3:00 Self-Care
3:25 Closing & Feedback