December 16, 2022

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools Training

The bad news is trauma is a fact, but the good news is, so is resilience! We can’t talk about making a school trauma informed without talking about how to make a school resilience-focused. We may not be able to take away toxic stress and trauma that a student has experienced or will continue to experience but we can create new experiences of resilience in our schools.

Become a Certified Trauma and Resilience Specialist in Education (CTRS-E) through a 10 step training that will ensure a trauma-informed, resilience-focused foundation is set for future growth and the betterment of the students you serve. This training is evidenced based.


Any support staff or educator working with students with trauma.


Trauma informed resilient schools have 10 things in common. We are calling them the 10 steps to create a trauma informed resilient school and are using the ten steps in this training as map for implementation and success.

These are the 10 steps:

  1. Focus on resilience
  2. Understand trauma as an experience
  3. Foster connections
  4. Prioritize social and emotional skill development
  5. Establish safety
  6. Promote play
  7. Believe the link between private logic and behavior
  8. Collaborate with families and communities
  9. Support and invest in Staff
  10. Collect and utilize outcome data

It is important to understand that it is hard to identify the most important step, the steps overlap and are not linear. However, with EACH small implementation, the benefits are SIGNIFICANT.

Upon completion: You will receive a Trauma and Resilience Specialist in Education badge for email signatures, certificate of completion, an activity book and recommended resources to support the content of each step, and you will be eligible to become a coach and get the StarrPASS to use a toolkit in your district.


This course covers proactive strategies that can be used school-wide such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety and promoting play. It also covers a step on the students who need the most support. You can pick and choose which parts of this course are best for you to implement depending upon your setting and the specific student population you work with. This will help bridge the gap between the significant needs of students today and the number of caring adults who know how to support them.


This training takes a minimum of 6 hours which can be done in one day, chunked into 2 days, or into 3 days. Our trainer will come to you on a date/time(s) that work with your team.

Please contact Megan Perry, Regional Social Worker to get your training scheduled today! 


In 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and the Children’s Hospital Association declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health. The prevalence of stressed and traumatized students is higher than ever AND there is a significant shortage of mental health practitioners to meet the needs of these students. Because school is the best place to positively impact children outside of the home educators are being called upon to be trauma informed to help meet the needs of our students. Research shows that when educators adopt trauma informed attitudes, their job-related stress levels decrease.

We understand that the field of education is more challenging than ever before. Our hope is that this training will give you some new ideas and practical strategies and tools to use in your schools and classrooms to make your work with children both rewarding and effective.


Positive outcomes which have resulted in improved school culture and climate include:

  • Decrease in office discipline referrals
  • Decrease in chronic absenteeism
  • Decrease in suspension rates
  • Improved social and emotional skills
  • Increase in student academic engagement
  • Improved staff morale

Positive outcomes for students:

  • Improved social and emotional skills
  • Improved student behavior and self-regulation 
  • Fewer disciplinary referrals and stressful classroom situations
  • Improved academic engagement
  • Improved academic achievement
  • Improved feelings of teacher and school support

Positive outcomes for staff:

  • Improved understanding of student behavior
  • Increased use of trauma-informed and resilience-focused practices
  • Improved self-efficacy
  • Improved relationships with students
  • Increased collaboration between teachers and staff
  • Improved feelings of administrative support

Please contact Megan Perry, Regional Social Worker for more information or to schedule a date and time for your training. 

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