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Thursday, November 4 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Why They Should All be Trauma-Invested Spaces

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Why should I care about trauma?
Great question!
You can't learn if you don't feel safe as we all learned from Abraham Maslow. Understanding how trauma could be affecting your students will allow you to make them feel safer, which in turn, will allow them to have far greater access to the education you are offering to them.
I will explain the impact of trauma on the brain, how it can manifest in your schools, why you should commit to crating trauma-informed spaces, and strategies and resources to help you become more trauma-invested.
The best part is that trauma-invested practices help every student!

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Blaisdell Simays

Rebekah Blaisdell Simays

Correctional Educator, Community High School of Vermont
I am a teacher at the Community High School of Vermont. I have a master's degree in Secondary Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Vermont. I am currently working on a second master's degree through the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. I... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Gateway II