Trauma Informed Practices Workshop - Free of Charge on October 16

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 13, 2018 / comments


October 16, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Cold Springs Community Church.

Trauma Informed Practices are the link to academic achievement and social/emotional success for students who have experienced toxic stress and trauma. Due to repeated triggering of the fight or flight system, the neurology of these students is different than their grade level counterparts, and taking in new knowledge can often be challenging. Navigating social/emotional situations can also be difficult. Trauma Informed Practices help teachers and students to be better regulated which decreases behavior issues, and prepares the brain for learning.

Workshop Topics:

 - Brain Breaks Short movements for students to bring calm to the mind and oxygen to the brain, increasing blood flow and enhancing learning; 

 - Self Regulation The importance of teachers being regulated and how to teach students the skills of self regulation; 

 - Creating a Safe Environment Practical ideas for the school and classroom. 

Presented by Kelly Rizzi, Director of School and District Support, Shasta County Office of Education and Stephanie Alexander, Instructional Services Coordinator. 

Registration link:

Please contact Wendy Creel with any questions at: 

Tue, October 16, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Cold Springs Church
2600 Cold Springs Road
Placerville, CA 95667

The Child Abuse Prevention Council is a community council whose primary purpose is to coordinate the community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. It is comprised of 15 members of the community, each appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The Council acts as an independent entity and is coordinated through a contract between the El Dorado County Department of Human Services and the El Dorado County Office of Education. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study [ACEs] Science that sets the template for how the developing brain is altered and why learning and social/emotional tasks are especially difficult for students of trauma.

Teaching Children about their Minds and about Growth Mindset Ideas and resources for teaching children about how their minds work  The Science of the Brain Research and science about how the mind works, and how it relates to our students and their behavior in the classroom  Learning Targets Reveal to students where they will go in the lesson and what they will be expected to learn, providing predictability helping to calm students  Classroom Applications Classroom practices that work and how to apply them.

The Child  Abuse Prevention Council functions include:

· Acts as the Children’s Trust Fund Commission;
· Provides a forum for interagency communication and coordination;
· Facilitates the training and education for professionals in the detection and treatment of child abuse and neglect;
· Recommends improvements in services to families and victims;
· Promotes public awareness of abuse and neglect of children and the resources available for intervention and treatment.