What You Will Learn

Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma according to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control. And about two-thirds of all students report one or more adverse experiences during their school-aged years. It’s imperative for all educators to understand the role of trauma, its effect on students and learning, and how they can change methods of interacting and responding to pupils impacted by trauma.

Research indicates there can be substantial barriers to learning among students who have suffered traumatic events. In a trauma-informed approach, a paradigm shift takes place in the classroom to recognize, understand and address the learning needs of students impacted by trauma to help create an optimum learning environment.

In this 90-minute webinar, Craig McCullough will discuss trauma and the effects on learning, the different types of trauma, understanding the nervous system and the three levels of information processing. Teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and other educators will discover the evidence-based trauma-informed practices that can immediately be implemented in the classroom – to eliminate barriers to learning for students impacted by trauma.

Webinar highlights will include:
• Impacts from different types of trauma – loss, disasters, abuse and developmental
• How teachers can best use the information in trauma screenings
• Overviews of evidence-based trauma-focused programs in schools
• Effective approaches to treating traumatic stress
• Educating children and parents
• Trauma informed IEPs
• Reflect, Relate, and Regulate: Know your own triggers to trauma and learn to avoid the escalating conflict with trauma surviving students.

Learning Objectives:
• Discover trauma-informed practices to reducing learning barriers
• Explore the nervous system and the three levels of information processing
• Discern sources of childhood trauma
• Discern how to utilize trauma screenings to enhance classroom management
• Understand trauma-informed IEPs and how they can help optimize the learning experience for students experiencing trauma
• Discover ways to educate parents and children regarding effects of trauma

You Will Also Receive

The registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Craig McCullough progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
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Single User
Grade Levels: K-12

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Grade Levels: K-12

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Craig McCullough
About the Presenter

Craig McCullough has been a counselor educator for the past 20 years working with children and families in various settings. These have included schools, residential day treatment facilities, inpatient hospital programs, community-based models and a traditional psychotherapy practice. He has specialized using various trauma-focused approaches. With the rise in the diagnosis of autism, Craig became more exposed to clients who were on the spectrum. He soon discovered the conventional wisdom surrounding autism to be not entirely adequate in appropriately treating the social and emotional struggles of this population. His family has also been given the challenge and privilege of raising a daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s – which has provided him additional insights.