Create Trauma Informed Schools – One Caring Adult – free online course
Please consider distributing this free online training on school based trauma informed responses to children who have experienced child sexual abuse. I think it is actually relevant for all kids who have experienced trauma and is really accessible for school staff to take.
This is from our colleagues at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. They have a lot of really great free online courses in addition!
One in six boys and one in four girls will be sexually assaulted before they turn eighteen so it’s clear that most teachers interact with students who have experienced sexual abuse.
Trauma impacts how students learn and how they interact with adults and peers. However, when educators understand how to care for these students, they can help minimize the impact of trauma and foster resiliency.
This three-part course consists of seven videos featuring experts such as a trauma specialist, teacher, psychologist, and sexual assault advocate. The goal of the course is to help teachers learn how to make their classrooms a safe and comforting space for all students.
We know that youth who experience sexual violence are more likely to be revictimized in adulthood, which is why it's critical advocates share this course with educators they work with. The course is free and just requires you create an account our online campus. Learn more about the course and find additional resources on children and trauma.