Traumatized Students:
School-Based Interventions

Due to the global impact of 2020, students of all ages are at greater risk of developing the signs and symptoms related to trauma exposure.


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

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Due to the global impact of 2020, students of all ages are at greater risk of developing the signs and symptoms related to trauma exposure. In addition to the events of last year, many students and educators are struggling with the effects of emotional burnout and fatigue. This training session is designed to help educators break through the overwhelm and understand the signs and symptoms of trauma, learn how to combat burnout and reflect upon their own resilience. Participants will also leave with dozens of skills that are effective and can be easily implemented with students in their classrooms and one-on-one. Finally, audience members will learn specific skills and strategies to combat the effects of burnout for themselves (and for their peers) in order to feel effective in their ability to navigate these challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the impact of the events of 2020 on students
  • Gain an understanding of who is most at risk of developing the signs and symptoms of trauma-based on last year’s events
  • Learn what educators can do to help limit the impact of traumatic experiences for students
  • » Discover the skills and strategies educators can use with students impacted by 2020 events
  • » Explore what educators can do to take care of themselves and avoid burnout

See What Attendees Have to Say

"This was a great seminar. I didn't want it to stop! The strategies provided were extremely helpful. I'm so glad I was able to attend."
Middle School Teacher
Sacramento, CA
"This is the most engaging training I've been to in 10 years. The presenter's passion for others is remarkable and the information provided was extremely helpful and relevant."
High School Counselor
Cincinnati, OH
"I learned many very practical and research-based strategies and activities I can use with my students. The presenter is clearly extremely knowledge about mental health challenges our students face."
High School Principal
St. Louis, MO
"The presenter provided practical intervention strategies that can be used in a school setting. This was an awesome training!"
Middle School Counselor
New Orleans, LA



Kim Johancen, M.A., LPC

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Kim Johancen, M.A., LPC

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Kim Johancen, M.A., LPC is a Denver-based author and therapist who has developed specialties that include working with people at risk of suicide, survivors of suicide loss, and individuals struggling with self-injury. She has worked extensively with both adolescent and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Her ability to work with people who have experienced grief and loss extends throughout her career and she remains committed to helping people resolve their post-trauma symptoms along with the events that fuel them. Over the last several years she has developed a passion for working with families through divorce. She utilizes a variety of approaches including Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Kim is at heart a strengths-based therapist. She has presented her work on self-injury at Harvard University and her work with suicidal patients at Stony Brook University in New York. She recently co-authored a book for educators entitled Traumatized Students: School-Based Interventions for Reaching Under the Surface. She has also published Coping Cards: Featuring The Planet Pals – a card deck for elementary school-aged children to help build resilience.



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