Trauma Informed Workshop!

Join MoASSP on August 29th!

August 29, 2018

Where: Elks Club, 4747 East Elk Park Drive, Columbia, MO

Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $79.00

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