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This workshop offers a multidisciplinary approach to building and maintaining trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed schools. Recent guidance from agencies such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) and the National Child Trauma Network (NCTN) and a large body of research from the Adverse Childhood Events studies (ACEs) indicate that trauma-informed schools strategically focus on preventing violence/stress and experience positive outcomes such as: less suspensions, less expulsions, less aggressive behavior, and increased learning and academic grades. This workshop will provide an overview of how the brain and body responds to trauma and how this information can be translated into powerful initiatives to create safe schools. This workshop is also a preview of the 36-hour training, also offered by Dr. Fletcher-Janzen, that leads to participants’ learning a systems approach for designing and developing preventative, secondary and tertiary services so that our school systems can become communities of change and safety. Participants in this workshop will be surveyed as to whether they would like to see CASP sponsor the 36-hour training. More information about the intensive training is here

CASP Members: $70.00
Non-Members: $100.00

Strand: F, Topic: 1, Level: I
NASP Domain: 7

Dr. Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, NCSP, ABPdN, has been a school psychologist in the public schools, neuropsychiatric inpatient, and university settings for the past 34 years.  She is currently a Professor of School Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois and Past President of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology.  Dr. Fletcher-Janzen has co-edited and authored sixteen books and reference works and has recently published the Neuropsychology of Women (Springer), the third edition of the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology (Springer), and Neuropsychological Perspectives on the Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities in the Era of RTI with John Wiley & Sons.