June 22, 2022
Schools play an important role in the recovery of students following community-wide trauma and adversity, but the road from preparedness to recovery begins long before a crisis event occurs and the response lasts well after the event is over. This first session of a 4-part series will provide foundational information about collective trauma, how it affects members of a school community, the role of schools in crisis planning and response, and best practices in school crisis responses (including healing-centered school programming).
- Understand the increasing risk and impact of collective trauma on students, staff, and teachers in schools.
- Identify the role of schools and school mental health providers in crisis planning and response.
- Identify the scope of trauma-informed best practices for comprehensive and long-term preparedness and response to accumulating collective trauma.
- Promote cross-state networking and shared learning about navigating toward recovery during traumatic events.