Trauma Impacted Students: Promoting Competencies Through Distance Learning
What does tomorrow’s education look like? Lack of predictability, social engagement, and sometimes, safety, further distort the sense of belonging for a child impacted by trauma. While it is widely accepted that, in the midst of a global trauma event, relationships between all stakeholders are imperative, many teachers report difficulty in maintaining connections with trauma impacted students. Indeed, all five of the core competencies in the CASEL framework become fractured. In this session, participants will learn how to rebuild a framework of social emotional learning to help these students integrate the habits and skills needed to be successful. We will focus on safety as the foundational concept as students re-enter the classroom and/or continue with distance learning. Strategies will be presented to foster self-awareness and self-management, interpersonal relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Participants will leave with renewed empathy and growth mindset.