Washington DC. The Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. (ATN) National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools to be held on February 18-20, 2018 at the Washington Hilton will feature these trauma-informed education experts as keynotes: Susan Craig, PhD, Robert Hull, MA, EdS, and Mona Johnson, EdD.
Dr. Susan Craig, a lifelong advocate of trauma-sensitive education reform, teacher educator, and author of three books on trauma-informed education will present "Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Keeping the Momentum Going" with Melissa Sadin, ATN's schools program director.
Bob Hull, educator, school psychologist and nationally known presenter and author will present " Beyond Resilience: The Schools' Role in Developing Post-Traumatic Growth ".
Dr. Mona Johnson, co-author of The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency and Academic Success and Director of Student Support for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington State will focus on the topic of Teacher Self-Care.
This Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference is designed to give all educators - teachers, administrators and school personnel - as well as other child-serving professionals, community leaders and parents an opportunity to explore the importance of trauma-informed care in schools and other child-serving environments across the United States. Through the ACEs studies and neurological research, we now know how significantly early trauma impacts a child’s ability to learn and develop and the importance of addressing the complexities of childhood trauma in schools.
Hosted by ATN's Creating Trauma-Sensitive School Program of experienced, trauma-informed educators, the conference will feature over 40 workshops covering all aspects of understanding how trauma impacts a child's development and how to design trauma-informed schools and communities that help children impacted by trauma to learn and thrive.
Registration is currently open, with early bird pricing of $395 through December 15, 2017. Attendees will hear from experienced educators, authors, therapists and more. www.creatingtraumasensitiveschools.org/conference