As an educator, you are faced with the challenge of meeting the social and emotional needs of all your students. This can be challenging enough with typical learners but it is even more difficult with those who have experienced trauma or have mental health challenges. Students who have experienced trauma often present as difficult to engage and display problematic behavior such as a low frustration tolerance, angry outbursts or difficult social relationships. These behaviors all get in the way of teaching and learning. When a student has experienced trauma, he/she often spends much of the day in fight/flight/freeze mode which limits their capacity to learn. Their outwardly aggressive and irritable behaviors also disrupt the flow in the classroom, requiring your time and attention. Despite the amount of time you invest in behavior charts or incentives for good behavior, traditional behavioral approaches to classroom management and a punitive approach to discipline simply are not effective.
Watch Dr. Bashant and learn how a trauma-informed approach will greatly reduce challenging behavior, improve student engagement and increase learning outcomes. Finish this recording with new strategies, tools and resources to reduce students’ impulsiveness, aggressive behaviors and inattention and increase their focus, attention and compassion. While this positive approach is absolutely essential for students with trauma, it will also greatly benefit each and every student in your classroom. Return to your school with:
This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
|Manual - Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms (7.25 MB)||68 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Jennifer L. Bashant, Ph.D., LMSW, MA, is a sought-after presenter on the topics of mental health, trauma, restorative justice and mindfulness in schools. As a licensed clinical social worker with experience in a variety of clinical settings, Jennifer shares her clinical knowledge and expertise with educators in a way that is both practical and relevant.
Dr. Bashant started her own business, Building Better Futures, LLC, through which she extends her work with children exhibiting challenging behavior. She is an educational consultant in New York State, where she provides training and embedded coaching to educators regarding the most behaviorally challenging students. Her approach is trauma-sensitive and strengths-based, and she seeks to foster collaborative relationships between educators and students as they work together as partners in learning.
Jennifer has been trained in Collaborative Problem Solving, Restorative Justice and the Mindful Schools curriculum for K-12 students. As a certified DiSC Leadership and Work Style Trainer, Jennifer also trains teachers about how to communicate more effectively.
Financial: Dr. Jennifer Bashant is the founder and CEO of Building Better Futures, LLC. She is a guest lecturer at the University at Albany. Dr. Bashant receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jennifer Bashant is a volunteer presenter for the City Mission of Schenectady.
Trauma in Students: What to Look For
Discipline in a Trauma-Informed Classroom
Neuroplasticity: Activities to Establish & Strengthen Neural Pathways
Relationships as a Protective Factor
Mindfulness and Self-Awareness Activities To:
Social and Emotional Learning Techniques to Increase:
Mindful Communication Tools to Improve Student Engagement
Mindful Strategies to Increase Connection, Empathy & Community
Zones of Regulation to Teach Self-Awareness & Emotional Control
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