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Supporting Children through Trauma, Poverty, and Adversity

DateTuesday, November 27th, 2018 to Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Time 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Course Number1160
LocationStern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Suite 101
United States
Course Description

In this 45-hour course, participants will gain an understanding of poverty related stress and its impact on brain function. Participants will establish a framework for developing social and emotional learning competencies in their students.

  • Define issues when stress overwhelms students and creates barriers to learning
  • Increase understanding of social class and poverty related trauma
  • Understand the implications of trauma informed practices within classrooms, schools, and communities
  • Learn de-escalation techniques and the importance of self-care
  • Learn practical strategies for teaching students to self regulate

This course will cover the following: Foundation Development:

  • Module 1: The Impact of Poverty
  • Module 2: Trauma and Stress
  • Module 3: Creating a Trauma Informed Learning Environment
  • Module 4: Nurturing the Nurturer

Action Research:

  • Module 5: Action Research

Julie Erdelyi, M.A., Autism Specialist

Program Manager for Communication Services & Professional Learning

 Julie provides consultation and instruction. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in special education – developmental disabilities from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She has extensive experience as a Special Educator and Autism Specialist designing and implementing academic instruction, proactive behavior intervention plans, and social thinking instruction for elementary school students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has presented at local and national conferences and was published in the Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine.

Required MaterialsPerry B, and ‬Szalavitz, M. (2006),The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing; New York, NY, Basic Books
AudienceTeachers, Special Educators, Service Providers, Administrators
Grade LevelK-12
Additional Information

Graduate credit:

Three graduate credits are optional through Castleton University for an additional $570.00

This course will be held on:

11/27/18, 12/4/18, 12/11/18, 12/18/18, 1/8/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, 5/7/19, 5/14/19, 5/21/19


3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

The layout of this course provides participants with a full semester to gain foundational knowledge as they begin implementation with targeted activities. The second semester is oriented towards applied theory and action research. Participants will develop personal projects working with their own classroom and learning environment.

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Please have a credit card or a copy of your PO to upload ready when you register. 

Registrations received without payment are considered incomplete. You are not enrolled in the course until your payment information is complete. When you are registered for the course you will receive a confirmation email from the Stern Center for Language and Learning.

Other Stern Center Events
Wed May 22nd 2019

Supporting Children through Trauma, Poverty, and Adversity

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Fri Apr 12th 2019

Orton-Gillingham: Beyond the Basics

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