The Impact of Trauma
on Students in the Classroom
Providing Needed Support

Monday, April 9, 2018

Kingston City School District
Cioni Administration Building
61 Crown St., Kingston NY 12401

Join us for this free workshop which will focus on what trauma looks like, how trauma interferes with a student’s ability to learn, symptoms of trauma, attachment theory, and how trauma impacts a student’s communication skills, ability to understand cause and effect, attentiveness to classroom tasks, executive functioning, and ability to regulate emotions.
The presenter will discuss and offer practical tips on what teachers and other school personnel can do to help a student to manage trauma and how to respond and support a student experiencing a traumatic stress response. Participants will explore what needs to be done to provide a safe learning environment with consistent boundaries and a trauma informed school climate.
Parents, guardians, educators, school administrators, psychologists, behavior specialists, service providers, educational advocates and the general community are all encouraged to attend, learn and share perspectives to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

Seating is limited! Registration is required by Thursday 4/5/18

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Presented by:
Sandy Essington LCSW-R
Community Clinical Liaison, Supervising Social Worker
Astor Services for Children and Families

Contact: Renee Falanga-Brenner
845-565-1162 ext. 244

*The facility is handicapped accessible

Sponsored by the
Mid-Hudson Regional Affiliate of the

NYS Special Education Task Force

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