Trauma Sensitive Schools Grades E-12


Prevent ACEs, Heal Trauma and Build Resilience

 Evolving from "What is wrong with you?" to "What has happened in your life?"

  • Understand the neurobiology of trauma
  • Identify educator’s role in the healing process
  • Learn constructive research-based strategies in dealing with trauma
  • Model practical application of strategies with other educators



  • Defining trauma and understanding types of childhood traumatic experiences
  • Understanding and recognizing the signs and impact of historical trauma during early childhood through 12th grade
  • ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) research review
  • Neurobiology of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)


Healing to Build Resiliency: Classroom Practices of Attunement

  • Transition from compliance-based to connections-based teaching and learning
  • Predictability tools to leverage learning
  • Creating community to build empathy and serve with compassion

Thank you for being an advocate for all children!


Upcoming Dates & Locations

Jan 24-25, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN (see map)
The Origins Program
8:30-3:30 each day

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What to Expect

All of The Origins Program workshops are highly interactive, providing many opportunities for you to talk with other educators and ask your most compelling questions to workshop facilitators. You will be seated in a circle during presentations.

Workshop Schedule

2 Day professional development/12 hours.

Most workshops begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

The start and end time for on-site workshops may be altered to better the school schedule. Lunch arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.

Certificate of Attendance

You will receive a 14-hour certificate of attendance for participation in the entire workshop via email after the workshop.