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Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership and Crisis Navigation is a Course

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership and Crisis Navigation

Started Jan 10, 2022
3 credits


Full course description


In this training, you will learn how school leaders can use a trauma-informed, resilience-oriented approach to navigate crises that occur in schools. You will grow your understanding of what it means to be a school leader, and gain strategies you can use to monitor and adjust the changes you make to navigate these crises while maintaining a trauma-informed, resilience-oriented lens.

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 webinar 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


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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