This professional development course is designed to promote advocacy among educators in building a safe and trauma-aware school. Participants will review the prevalence and complexities of childhood trauma, their effect on the developing brain and the subsequent impact on student behavior and learning. The focus will be on how educators can take a leadership role in promoting change among colleagues, parents and the community to begin effectively building a safe and trauma-sensitive learning environment.
Note: MSEA’s new Trauma hybrid series is largely one where you can learn asynchronously and at your own pace. There will be three synchronous (virtual) meetings. You can log in to our learning management system and complete the bulk of your learning when it is most convenient for you and earn 2.5 graduate credits in the process. To take this course for graduate credit, you will need to pay $313 to Trinity Washington University.
Course Description: Does your "inner critic" leave you feeling down sometimes? Practicing self-compassion is an important wellness excercise that helps us stand up to our inner critica and also develop emotional resilience, a more accurate self-concept, and more caring relationships. It also can foster less narcissism and lower levels of reactive anger. All of this can help us become more effective and more grounded in our personal and professional lives. Learning to practice self compassion in our own lives also can give us insight in how to encourage it in our students.
The three primary objectives for this course are as follows:
You will learn the definition of self-compassion and how it manifests in your own life.
You will understand the research that has been conducted on self-compassion.
You will have an opportunity to explore your own ability to cultivate self-compassion.
Course Hours: Members who complete this training will receive a 3-HOUR certificate of completion that may apply towards salary and/or certification advancement. Please check with your local Human Resources department before beginning this training to determine if this qualifies.