Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership and Crisis Navigation

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This course consists of three modules. The first module focuses on defining trauma-informed leadership, the second discusses the rapid-cycle adaptive change, and the third discusses how leaders can apply trauma-informed principles and rapid-cycle adaptive change management in a crisis situation.


Superintendents, principals, and other leaders working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence program

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the difference between leadership and management
  2. Identify the leadership components related to SAMHSA’s trauma-informed care principles
  3. Discuss the necessary components to develop a supportive environment
  4. Identify the leadership skills necessary for rapid-cycle adaptive change
  5. Recognize methods of rapid-cycle change management
  6. Improve staff and student engagement and outcomes through rapid-cycle change management
  7. Recognize the impact anxiety has on general functioning on staff in a crisis
  8. Identify two leadership interventions you can implement to manage the impact of anxiety on your staff
  9. Learn how to set up daily routines to help lead during a crisis situation.


Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, Consultant, Trauma-Informed Resilience-Oriented Care, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

This training is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC; Carolyn Seiger, MA; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Brent Miller, MA, PMP

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3 hours

Topic Areas

Capacity Building, School Climate

Crisis Timeline

Crisis Management


School Personnel

Self-Paced Trainings