Trauma, Compassion and Resiliency Retreat - Cook County
Date:Tue, 7/24/2018 - Wed, 7/25/2018
Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Are you a teacher who is interested in learning what it means to be trauma informed? Would you like to incorporate trauma informed strategies in your classroom? If so, the University of Illinois Extension Trauma, Compassion and Resiliency Retreat is for you! This two-day retreat will provide opportunity for teachers to take a deep dive into trauma, explore the practice of self-care and learn to recognize signs of depression and anxiety in youth.
Introduction to Trauma, Compassion, and Resiliency
Participants will learn how to recognize symptoms of trauma and vicarious (secondary) trauma, understand how trauma affects the brain and classroom learning, and explore the role of compassion and resiliency when working with students who have been exposed to trauma.
Self-Care for Teachers
Without proper attention to self-care, teachers may develop compassion fatigue and even burnout. In this workshop participants will explore different self-care strategies, learn tips for preventing burnout, and practice setting and monitoring self-care goals. Every teacher will leave with his or her own self-care action plan that can be implemented immediately.
Strategies for Building a Compassionate Classroom
In this workshop, both content and method will be illustrated including the Six Principles of Compassionate Instruction and Discipline, as well as the Three Domains of a Compassionate School Curriculum. Through the demonstration of games, projects, and activities, participants will learn strategies for building resilient learners.
Raising Mental Health Awareness
Studies demonstrate the effects of trauma often present itself as mental health issues. School staff play a critical role in youth mental health, as 80 percent of children receive no mental health services, and among those who do, most receive the services at school. This workshop will help teachers identify signs of mental health challenges in youth, provide strategies for responding, and identify support resources.
To schedule a Trauma, Compassion, and Resiliency Retreat please contact the university contact listed below by phone or email.