Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference

Largest Gathering of Trauma-Informed Educators

Building Resilience & Improving Children's Outcomes

February 15-18, 2021
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Our 4th Annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference will be virtual this year.

Full Registration is only $250 , which includes all keynotes, over 40 workshops, and your choice of a special event.  You’ll also have access to recordings of the sessions for up to 90 days after the conference.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Workshops on trauma-informed, attachment-focused parenting.  Parents are invited to attend, for $150.  Scholarships are available.

2021 Conference
Feb 15-18
ONLINE!

special guest

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Dr. van der Kolk has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences. He has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Schedule At-A-Glance

Information about presenters and keynotes will follow.

(All times shown are Eastern Standard Time – ET)

Monday, February 15, 2021

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Keynote: Teaching During a Pandemic,  Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

12:30 – 1:00 pm Break

1:00-2:30 pm Workshop Session 1

2:35 – 3:20 pm Afternoon Special Events & Exhibit Hall (various sessions)

3:30 – 5:00pm – SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

7 pm – 9 pm Evening Special Events (various sessions)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

8:00 – 10:45 am Morning Special Events (various 45-minute sessions)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Keynote:   The State of The Black Child,  Ingrid Cockhren, M.Ed.

12:30 – 1:00 pm Break

1:00- 2:30 pm Workshop Session 2

2:35 – 3:20 pm Afternoon Special Events & Exhibit Hall (various sessions)

3:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop Session 3

7:00 -9:00 pm Evening Special Events (various sessions)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

8:00- 10:45 am Morning Special Events (various 45-minute sessions)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Keynote: The Intersection where Culturally Competent and Trauma-Informed Schools Meet, Melissa Sadin, Ed.D.

12:30 – 1:00 pm Break

1:00 – 2:30 pm Workshop Session 4

2:35- 3:20 pm Afternoon Special Events & Exhibit Hall (various sessions)

3:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop Session 5

7:00 – 9:00 pm Marketplace Showcase

Thursday, February 18, 2021

8:00 – 10:45 am Morning Special Events (various 45-minute sessions)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Keynote:  The Relationship Between Challenging Behaviors and Childhood Trauma,  Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

12:30 – 1:00 pm Break

1:00 – 2:30 pm Workshop Session 6

2:35 – 3:20 pm Afternoon Special Events & Exhibit Hall (various sessions)

3:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop Session 7

Keynote Speakers

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Teaching During A Pandemic

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the author of The Bottom Line for Baby  and co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers —The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline — each of which has been translated into over fifty languages, as well as The Yes
Brain and The Power of Showing Up.

Her keynote presentation at the CTSS 2021 Conference will be Teaching During a Pandemic.  Read more about Dr. Bryson

Ingrid Cockhren, M.Ed.

The State of The Black Child

Ingrid Cockhren, M.Ed knows first-hand how impactful trauma and toxic stress can be for children and families. Mrs. Cockhren has dedicated her professional life to investigating and educating the public about the link between early trauma, early adversity, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and possible negative outcomes across the lifespan.

Her keynote presentation at the CTSS 2021 Conference will be The State of The Black Child.  Read more about Ingrid.

Melissa Sadin, Ed.D.

The Intersection where Culturally Competent and Trauma-Informed Schools Meet

Melissa Sadin, Ed.D.   is a published author and education consultant. She is an advocate for trauma informed schools and has produced numerous webinars on the topic. She holds two Masters Degrees and a Doctoral degree in developmental trauma in schools.

Her keynote presentation at the CTSS 2021 Conference will be The Intersection where Culturally Competent and Trauma-Informed Schools Meet. Read more about Dr. Sadin.

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

The Relationship Between Challenging Behaviors and ​​​​Childhood Trauma: ​​​​​​
New Hope and Perspectives from Brain Science

Mona Delahooke, PhD   is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Her keynote presentation at the CTSS 2021 Conference will be The Relationship Between Challenging Behaviors and Childhood Trauma: New Hope and Perspectives from Brain Science. Read more about Dr. Delahooke.

Who is this conference for?

  • Educators at all levels

  • Principals & Administrators

  • Counselors & Social Workers

  • K-12, public & private

  • Alternative/Specialty Schools

  • Early Childhood Professionals

and…new this year, …parents, caregivers and those who support parents through child welfare, adoption and other family-focused systems.

 

Registration is OPEN. 

Registration: $250, including all keynotes, workshops, a free special event of your choice AND access to the workshop recordings for 90 days.

Parents can attend the special parent track, along with keynotes, a free special event and recording access for only $150.

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Over the last four years, 91% of our attendees are actively working in k-12 schools, either public or private.  42% are decision-making administrators. Your services and products will be showcased virtually. Sponsorships are available that will direct even more attention to what you have to offer trauma-informed educators. We can customize opportunities to fit your business needs. 

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