Breakout Session: Creating Trauma Informed Schools
June 20, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Eileen Dombo, PhD, LICSW
Assistant Professor, Chair, Undergraduate Social Work Program, National Catholic School of Social Service, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Research shows that upward of 70% of children in schools report experiencing at least one traumatic event before age 16. Today, students are exposed to direct and indirect forms of trauma, creating the need for the school community to address the mental health needs of children and adolescents to promote successful school experiences. This session will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on children and adolescents, as well as interventions for direct practice and collaboration with teachers, families, and communities.