Breakout Session 6.6: Trauma-Informed Leadership: Creating Safer and More Supportive Learning Environments for ALL Staff and Students
More and more educators are now aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impacts of trauma on their students but many school leaders are now looking for answers about what we can DO to promote positive development, long-term well-being, and academic success for students, even in the face of trauma. The Public School Forum of NC started the NC Center for Resilience & Learning in 2017 to support school leaders in taking action on creating safer and more supportive learning environments through a trauma-informed training and coaching model being implemented across the state. In this workshop, coaches from the NC Center for Resilience & Learning alongside two partner principals from Lee County Schools will share their experiences in moving their schools beyond just training and awareness when it comes to trauma-informed practices and actually leading action with changes and new strategies in their buildings. This session will focus on the framework and process used to create change, stories from school leaders on the successes as well as the challenges along the way, specific strategies implemented, and outcomes they are now seeing for both staff and students at this point in their trauma-informed journey.