Break-Out Session 5.2: The Road to Resilience: Taking Care of School Leader, Staff (Self-Care) and Students (Trauma-Sensitive)
Cleveland County Schools and Rockingham County Schools
10:10 AM - 10:55 AMFri
Presenters: Teri Putnam, Ryan Etheridge
Districts: Cleveland County Schools and Rockingham County Schools
Two District Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) Sites chosen by NCDPI and SAMSHA will be presenting on this topic (Rockingham County and Cleveland County Schools)
Students have difficulty learning unless they feel safe, and educators have difficulty fulfilling their job roles if they are stressed and lacking energy and focus. This program session will examine student trauma and create an understanding of how trauma impacts students and how to build trauma-sensitive classrooms. It will also explore the leader’s role in creating an environment of self-care in which teachers and staff are active participants in enhancing their own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and quality of life. This session will focus on how leaders take care of their staffs (self-care) and their students (trauma-sensitive). We will also explore these ideas through the lens of ongoing professional development coaching and implementation.