Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings

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This webinar addresses how to implement and adapt trauma-informed practices across school settings. During these unprecedented times, the social and emotional well-being of our students, parents, teachers, and administrators is of critical importance.

Tools and strategies are provided to address the social and emotional needs of the school community even while the school doors remain shut. Please join us to learn how to implement trauma-informed practices across all school settings, how to manage current challenges due to virtual learning, and provide support and access to care for yourself, your students, and your staff to improve the overall health of your school community.

This webinar is part one of a two-part series on fostering a holistic positive school climate for the 2020-2021 school year while addressing concerns related to COVID-19 and racial unrest. Part 2 is Trauma-Informed Practices: Prevention and De-escalating Disruptive Behavior

Learning Objectives

  • Define trauma-informed classroom practices that support socio/emotional health.
  • Use trauma-informed care to respond to students’ mental health needs.
  • Identify self-care best practices.


Rachel Masi, PhD, is the Director of Research at Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), where she oversees studies evaluating the effectiveness of SHP’s programs and utilizes these findings, together with current research, to improve SHP’s program development and delivery. Dr. Masi is also a licensed clinical psychologist who provides treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and their families in a private practice setting.

Dr. Masi specializes in parent education, child development, and clinical psychology, focusing on the critical intersection of psychology and education.

Pamela Black is co-developer of Wisconsin’s Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Learning System, the Wisconsin Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Modules, and the companion coaching curriculum. As a consultant within Wisconsin and for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Trauma-Sensitive Schools’ initiative, Pamela works with teams across the country to align their programs and practices with Trauma Sensitive School values.

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Rachel Masi, PhD; Pamela Black; Maura Gaswirth , LICSW; Vae Champagne; Terri Bennett, MS; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Brad Bender, MSW; Naomi Pomerantz, LLMSW; Tom Reischl, PhD; Hsing-Fang Hsiech, PhD

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Topic Areas

Mental Health, School Climate

Crisis Timeline

Prevention Planning


Mental Health Professionals, School Personnel