Young children who are exposed to five or more adverse experiences—such as neglect, abuse, household violence, or substance abuse— in the first three years of their lives face a 75% likelihood of having one or more delays in language, emotional, or brain development.

For youth who may not have experienced many other positive relationships with adults, the student-teacher bond can be very important. Educators who listen and are dependable can offer their students stability and an opportunity to be heard. YOU can help support children impacted by violence to make developmental gains.

2017/2018 professional development opportunities:

The Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) and Multnomah County's Youth and Family Services Division partner to bring a series of professional development and networking opportunities for those interested in trauma sensitive schools. Information about these opportunities, including registration information can be found by clicking on this link.

The trauma sensitive schools Train the Trainer session is set for November 30 and December 1, 2017. Please review the FAQ here, and the application link is here. The application deadline is October 20th, 2017.

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November 2015

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General Resources:

Student Case Study in Trauma, Resiliency and Equity
Case Study Question Guide
Decision Making Flow Chart for Supporting Students with Trauma
Everyday Magic: How Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma
Trauma Informed Multnomah County Schools: Mission & Vision
Regulation activities for students
Trauma Informed Educator Self-Assessment
Trauma and the Developing Brain
Trauma Education Statements for Teachers
Trauma Informed PBIS

Contact Us

Erin Fairchild (503) 988-4995
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