The data is clear. More than 2 out of 3 students have had to deal with at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) – such as the death of a parent, living with addiction or suffering abuse. Research shows that students who have endured two or more ACEs are far more likely to experience academic and behavioral issues.
In this 90-minute webinar, Kim Johancen – a licensed professional counselor – helps educators identify and understand students who are struggling with traumatic events that have occurred in their young lives. She also provides practical tools to help teachers, counselors, social workers, student services personnel and administrators address the needs of these students more effectively based on presenting symptoms. The ACEs-Informed Schools webinar examines the three primary trauma response states and shares numerous skills and strategies educators can use with students deepening on their specific trauma responses. Kim describes specific as examples in order to explore specific approaches to use with students based on the five primary stages of trauma recovery.
- Gain a working knowledge of ACEs based on a brief overview including history, application and current trends
- Understand the need and importance of early intervention using a model that highlights the need for connection, skills and how to connect students to additional resources
- Become fully aware of the importance of building resiliency; get specific protective factors that can be utilized and amplified by participants.
About the Presenter
Kim Johancen is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. Her career includes working with adolescent and adult survivors dealing with complicated grief and loss – including sexual trauma, relationship loss, individuals and families who have been impacted by suicide and clients struggling with self-injury. Kim has presented her work on self-injury at Harvard University and her work with suicidal patients at Stony Brook University in New York.