Trauma Informed Workshop!
Join MoASSP on August 29th!
August 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Audience: All Building Level Administrators, Central Office Administrators, counselors, Aspiring Administrators, Lead Teachers, etc. should attend. (All are Welcome!)
Takeaways from the Workshop:
-Foundational understanding of trauma and its impact on student success
-Case examples of what other Missouri schools are going to become trauma-informed
-A shareable resource library of tools you can adapt and use in your school for ongoing professional development
-Awareness of best practices in becoming a trauma-informed school
-An initial systems evaluation using research-informed self-assessment tools
-A school-level action plan informed by local resource mapping
Melissa A. Maras, Ph.D.
Dr. Melissa Maras is a national expert in school mental health and evaluation capacity-building. Her work focuses on strengthening partnerships and leveraging resources among local school and communities. Dr. Maras currently provides consultation and professional development to Missouri schools and communities around becoming trauma-informed, school mental health improvement, preventing and responding to suicide, non-suicidal self-injury, and school-community collaborations.
Daniel Rector, Ed.S.
Mr. Daniel Rector has expertise in school-wide behavioral supports, including the integration of trauma-informed and behavioral support frameworks. He has worked in the field of education as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. Currently, Mr. Rector provides systems-level consultation to enhance both student and teacher supports in Missouri schools and districts.
Agenda for the Day (Tentative):
9:00am – 11:00am Introduction to Trauma-Informed Schools
11:00 am - 12:00 Trauma-Informed School Self-Assessment
12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch (provided)
12:45pm – 2:00pm Resource Mapping: Connecting to other initiatives
2:00pm – 2:30pm Action Planning