The Making of a Trauma-Informed Classroom: Finding Health Through Connection

Children with experiences of trauma often present with significant challenges within a classroom setting. Their behaviours are often unpredictable and can shift the learning environment of a classroom. The behavioural representation of their experiences often poses challenges for teachers, administrators, support staff , and peers. In addition to these challenges, the fundamental lack of safety felt by these children significantly impedes their capacity to learn. Schools have an incredibly unique opportunity to provide a child with space in which they feel safe, connected, and supported. By learning new ways to support children and youth who have experienced trauma, inconsistency, and significant challenge in their life, we can maximize the opportunity to give these children a safe place to land. 

ICP’s trauma training focuses on increasing knowledge regarding how trauma impacts brain development and the body, and how these shifts present behaviourally in children. We additionally explore how experiences of trauma impact memory systems and learning, and ways in which we can support children in connecting to the school community and engaging in the classroom milieu. We will also explore strategies to engage with students presenting with challenging behaviours. 


Elk Island Catholic Schools
310 Broadview Rd
Sherwood Park AB

Date & Time:

January 27, 2020 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.