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Supporting Children through Trauma, Poverty and Adversity

DateMonday, July 9th, 2018 to Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Time 8:30am to 3:30pm
Course Number1127
LocationStern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Suite 101
United States
Course Description

WE’RE SORRY, BUT THIS COURSE IS FULL; THERE IS SPACE IN THE JULY 23rd COURSE AT CASTLETON UNIVERSITY. CALL (800) 639-8521 or email Bethany at bethany.sprague@castleton.edu

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

This course will take place over 5 days:

  • Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • TBD (to be agreed upon during class)

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 MaterialsNone
Audience Teachers, Special Educators, Service Providers, Administrators
Grade LevelPre K - 12
Additional Information

Sorry, class is full.

This class is also offered through Castleton University.

The Summer 2018 offering of this course is being offered for a discounted price of $425.00 off the original price of $850.00 thanks to generous underwriting through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence at the Stern Center for Language and Learning. This class is available for 3 graduate credits  for an additional fee of $570.  Other discounted courses are:


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