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Trauma informed practices: using reflection self-awareness to support students (On-Campus) is a Course

Trauma informed practices: using reflection self-awareness to support students (On-Campus)

Jul 27 - Jul 28, 2020

$400 Enroll

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Course Information

Dates: July 27- 28 2020

Format: On Campus

Location: Boston College, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway- Hexagon room 100

Who should enroll?
The online course has been designed as a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators.

Course Description:
This course covers the neuroscience of trauma and how trauma impacts students’ brains and bodies, interferes with teaching and learning, and shows up in undesirable behavior in the classroom. Educators will develop skills to better notice and understand their own reactivity and be responsive to the changing states in their bodies and mind. Become adept at reading mental states in others and how to co-regulate others with body language and relational strategies.  Drawing on personal experiences and using experiential exercises and individual, partner, and small group reflection, educators will increase their ability to be present for and stay curious about students, understand and respond to student behavior and needs, and prevent educator burnout.

Certification of completion

The Lynch School is a state-approved provider of Professional Development Points

Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this course. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and Professional Development points to apply to their professional development plans.

Related Programs

Program Department Who should Attend Facilitator
Restorative Justice Circle and Practice Training Teaching, Curriculum, and Society Teachers, paraprofessionals coaches, and school leaders Korinna Driscoll


Fees & Policies
Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation and professional development points. 

Payment is due by credit card at registration.

COVID-19 cancelation policy
Professional and Continuing Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and the Boston College community have been closely monitoring the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The health, safety, and well-being of our participants, on and off-campus, is our top priority. Our team will communicate with registered participants regarding any news, modifications, or other information related to this program. Contact with any questions or concerns you may have.

Course Instructor

Dr. Susan Averna

Trained in developmental, educational, and counseling psychology, Dr. Averna has worked as a school mental health consultant, college professor, school counselor, and athletic coach.  She provides consultation and training to parents, educators, and coaches. With expertise in attachment, trauma, and development, she provides educators with tools to better serve the most vulnerable children, while supporting those doing this important work.