Engaging the Traumatized Child
Teachers and administrators across the country are being faced with a challenge never seen before: attempting to educate students who are presenting with ever increasing mental health difficulties that traditionally interfere with the actual learning itself.
Overlooking emotional problems in the school can lead to grave consequences for students, parents and educators. Many students experience emotional or mental health issues at some point in their academic careers. For some students, these issues can escalate into severe behaviors – behaviors that are harmful to the student and/or to others.
Kim Johancen will provide straightforward insights, innovative strategies and “how-to-handle” tips for real cases in classrooms and schools. Interpreting mental health behaviors according to intensity, frequency, duration and impact will also be addressed – including what to do when a student has moved into a crisis phase. Participants will develop an understanding of critical mental health issues in a way that will help both educators and students in their classrooms and schools.
Earn 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours
No Public Seminars Currently Scheduled. To Bring "Critical Mental Health Challenges in Schools" to Your District or School, Call 800-775-9674 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click On Each City for Event Time, Location & Registration Information
No Events on The List at This Time
No Events Scheduled at this Time
Teachers and administrators across the country are being faced with a challenge never seen before: attempting to educate students who are presenting with ever increasing mental health difficulties that traditionally interfere with the actual learning itself. This session provides a foundational understanding of trauma presented in a way not typically seen and equips participants with skills, confidence and unique ideas to reach this challenging population of students.
- Identify what trauma actually is (the types and neurobiology of trauma) and is not, as well as how to communicate that to teaching staff
- Discover the 10 foundational components of creating a trauma-empowered school & classroom
- Become familiar with “Trauma Roadblock” and “Aversive State” and why students seem to sabotage their own academic success
- Gain creative strategies for dealing with specific behaviors from students including “I Action Language,” “My Needs Checklist” and many others to get below the surface of behavior
- Examine how to use videos, your environment and experiential moments to inspire and give hope to traumatized students
- Master preventative strategies for dealing with a toxic classroom or school culture
- Explore how to use “one-liners” to get the student’s attention, put responsibility where it needs to be, instill hope or confront oppositional behavior
See What Attendees Have to Say
– Classroom Teachers
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists
Aaron J. Wiemeier, LPC
*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute
Aaron J. Wiemeier is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally recognized author, trainer and educator. He is an expert in the neurophysiology of trauma, attachment and adoption and has worked successfully with the most difficult of clients and with the most chaotic and conflictual systems. His pioneering work and program development has led to highly successful outcomes that increase permanency in least restrictive settings and ultimately reduce fiscal spending particularly in the mental health, educational and legal systems. In 2011, Aaron published a workbook titled, My Feelings Workbook, which teaches affect regulation, awareness and skill development on a nonverbal body level to children. The book was subsequently endorsed by well-established professionals in the trauma, attachment and Autism community. A former Dean of Students at Littleton Preparatory Charter School, Aaron pioneered the development of curriculum and programming that integrates education with the ever increasing mental health needs that plague public schools in the United States. Most recently, he co-authored School-Based Interventions for the Traumatized Student, a culmination of a life’s work centered around creative ways to reach, work with and inspire hope in children who have experienced trauma.