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Trauma Informed Classroom Practice Digging Deeper

Health Federation of Philadelphia

Instructor: Monica Sullivan, MAT
3/12/16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Act 48 & PQAS credits available - Course Fee - $14

Creating safe and responsive classrooms is a best practice for all children, but is particularly necessary for children and families impacted by trauma and adversity. Even though we don't control what happens outside of our classrooms, we can still be a powerful protective factor for children and families and support them on their way to trauma recovery and resilience. In this course, we will dig a little deeper into the trauma-informed principles of creating safety, providing choice and control, and managing our own responsiveness in the early learning classroom. We will also explore several trauma-informed best practice models used by learning systems and create a strategy for integrating some of these tools, skills, and practices into what we do in the early learning setting.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the trauma-informed best practice principles of safety, choice, control, and responsiveness
  • Explore several trauma-informed models being used in early learning systems
  • Integrate the tools skills and strategies into our own practice
  • Reflect on how our own family experiences impact our teaching style and practice
  • Create a plan to use some of the tools presented in our classrooms


Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program

Registration is open to all, and is done online through the You will need to create a login through PaKeys to register.

Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990

For the full 2015-2016 Health Federation Keystone Stars course catalog click here - Early Childhood Education Course Catalog


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