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Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Classrooms is a Course

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Classrooms

2 credits


Full course description


In this self-paced training, presenters discuss the concept of Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools. This innovation encourages schools to infuse the values of safety, trust, choice, collaboration, empowerment, peer support, diversity and inclusion into their Multi-Tiered System of Supports. This training contains three modules: Safe and Secure Environments for All, Addressing Implicit Bias in the Classroom, and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom.


Superintendents, principals, teachers, and others working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence program

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the components of a trauma-informed, resilience-oriented classroom
  • Define the categories of safety
  • Summarize the impact of implicit bias on academic outcomes
  • Implement trauma-informed, resilience-oriented strategies to address educational disparities
  • Adapt three methods of addressing behavioral concerns


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

Pamela Black, MA, MEd, Consultant on Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, CPCS, CCMP; Pamela Black, MA, MEd; Emily Torres, MPH; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Carolyn Seiger, MA; 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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