Session 4

Student Focused Teacher Led Virtual Series


Trauma Informed Learning & Teaching for Classroom Teachers

Every day children and youth come into our classrooms who have experienced trauma that manifests itself in the behavioral, mental, social and academic life of our kids. In this session, Dr. Todd Savage and three panelists discuss the challenges, opportunities and strategies for educators tackle this difficult topic.

About This Session


Every day children and youth come into our classrooms who have experienced trauma that manifests itself in the behavioral, mental, social and academic life of our kids. In this session, the presenter and panelists will discuss the challenges, opportunities and strategies for educators tackle this difficult topic. At the end of this session educators will:

  • Learn about the impact of trauma on students and how it is manifested in the classroom.
  • Learn developmentally appropriate trauma informed strategies to support children and youth in the classroom.

Presenters & Panelists


  • PRESENTER: Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP is a professor of school psychology, Department of Counseling and School Psychology, College of Education & Professional Studies, University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF)
  • PANELIST: Kiki Leyva, Teacher, Columbine High School, Columbine, CO
  • PANELIST: Kenya Brooks, Teacher, Forest Heights STEM Academy, Little Rock, AR
  • PANELIST: Christy Land, Spanish Teacher, Grain Valley High School, Grain Valley, MO
  • MODERATOR: Michele Gay, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Safe and Sound Schools

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