W-9: Trauma Informed Care: School Based Mindfulness Practices to Address Traumatic Stress
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This workshop explores current research and practice surrounding working with youth in the schools that have been exposed to trauma. In particular, the use of mindfulness with trauma-exposed youth is highlighted. To address the need for early intervention and prevention services for children, the presenters review a multi-tiered model for using mindfulness in the schools, highlighting prevention/early intervention services. This model reviews school wide, small group and targeted individual mindfulness approaches. While universal services are addressed, the workshop highlights the model’s selected and indicated interventions for more severely traumatized youth. Handouts highlighting the model and practical tools are offered.

Dr. Stephen Brock, NCSP is a professor in the School Psychology training program at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Before joining the CSUS faculty, Dr. Brock was the Lead Psychologist for the Lodi Unified School District. He is the lead author of the book Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model.

Dr. Melissa L. Holland is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the CSUS and has a private practice specializing in work with children, adolescents, and their families. She is both a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. Her publications and presentations focus on the emotional health of children.

Strand: E, Topic: 1, Skill Level:: I-II
NASP Domain: 4