Moving Beyond Trauma

Moving Beyond Trauma is a foundational course series helping educators navigate the distressing events happening in the world right now. The pandemic and social unrest are major sources of trauma—Moving Beyond Trauma uses a social-emotional learning approach designed to recognize traumatic stress and help you take care of yourself and your students.

Moving Beyond Trauma is a 15-hour, self-paced course series covering the following topics:

Introduction to Moving Beyond Trauma

This course introduces educators to the Moving Beyond Trauma series and explains how and why to learn about trauma and resilience.

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1. Traumatic Stress and Your Body

Stressful situations can make people anxious and tired. But traumatic stress actually has an effect on the body and brain. This section covers what traumatic stress is, how it affects the body, and how to teach students about traumatic stress.

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2. The Trauma of ACEs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are events that cause traumatic stress in children. Unfortunately, the effects of ACEs are not limited to childhood. Experiencing trauma at an early age can change the brain permanently, causing problems later in life. This course explains what ACEs are and how to recognize students who may be suffering from traumatic stress. Teachers will also come up with ideas for teaching your students about ACEs.

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3. Traumatic Stress in the Classroom

Traumatic stress is often the cause of behavioral problems in the classroom. Sometimes one misbehaving student can disrupt the learning environment for everyone. This is why it's important to have strategies in place to help students maintain their self-composure, including teaching them to regulate their emotions. In this section, teachers will learn to identify what stresses students out and how to minimize classroom stress

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4. Trauma in Schools and Communities

Large-scale traumatic events—such as school shootings, community unrest, or natural disasters—are unfortunately common aspects of life. In this course, educators will learn the basics about what kind of community-wide traumatic events are affecting today's students. They will get a chance to discuss ways of responding both during and after a traumatic event. By the end of the course, they will have formulated some ideas about what to do if tragedy affects their school and its community

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5. Recovery and Resilience

The effects of trauma can last long after the event itself. What can teachers do when the effects are having an impact on themselves or their students? How does a person recover and become more resilient? This course discusses strategies for managing stress after trauma. It will also teach resilience-building skills that educators can use with their students and themselves

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Assignments: Teaching About Trauma and Resilience

After finishing the courses in SHARE's Moving Beyond Trauma series, teachers will use their knowledge to create materials and lesson plans for their classroom. They can expand the activities and materials they have already created or come up with new ones.

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Interested in purchasing Moving Beyond Trauma?

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