Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Anne Katona-Linn, M.Ed., BCBA

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IU 8 is pleased to host Anne Katona-Linn, Systems Enhancement and Educational Consultant of Katonia-Linn Consulting, LLC on Trauma-Sensitive Schools.

Schools play a significant role in supporting the health and well-being of children and youth, including those affected by traumatic experiences. In a trauma-sensitive school, all aspects of the educational environment are grounded in an understanding of trauma and its impact and are designed to promote resilience for all.

Participants will understand trauma in a broad and inclusive way, while learning how the brain and body respond to stress and trauma. Participants will recognize the effects of trauma on students, staff, and schools.


Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 9am-3pm

4500 6th Avenue

Altoona, PA

Location: IU 8 Executive Office, Altoona

Cost: $25/person

Lunch provided




Jennifer L. Anderson

IU 8 Director of Professional Learning & Organizational Development

Safe Schools & School Climate Regional Coordinator