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September Two-Day Institute Explores Secondary Traumatic Stress and Impact of Trauma on Children's Learning

July 01, 2011 (21:05) by Carolyn Romano

Carolyn Romano of Bliss Healing Arts is excited to be a founding member of the new Trauma and Learning Consortium. The Consortium is comprised of leading educators, practitioners, and researchers in the emerging field of trauma and learning. Research now shows that children who have been exposed to trauma can experience difficulty learning, forming relationships, and otherwise gaining the skills they need to be successful in school and in life. Schools, where children spend the majority of their time, provide important opportunities for traumatized children to experience the safety, predictabiilty and instructional interventions they need for learning to take place.

The Consortium is sponsoring a Trauma and Learning Institute on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, 2011. Co-chaired by Carolyn and colleague Sean Kane, this two-day Institute is a must for teachers, school adjustment counselors, school psychologists, principals, adminstrators, case managers, out-of-school time service providers, and other professionals who work with children and who wish to understand more about trauma in the educational context.

Institute faculty will draw from experiences they had while working together on the creation of a district-wide, trauma-sensitive learning environment.  Day One addresses the teaching and learning needs of children with trauma histories, while Day Two explores the relationship between secondary traumatic stress and self-care.  The Institute combines didactic and experiential sessions; enrollment is capped at 40 participants to allow for deeper inquiry and personalized learning.

For more information, download the conference flyer and registration form here, call Carolyn Romano at 508-481-2547, or register online at www.blisshealingarts.com