Trauma Informed Care- ACE Essentials, The What & Why

03/05/2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Grade levels:
All Grade Levels, Professional Development
Content areas:
Culturally Responsive Teaching, Early Learning, Elementary Ed, Health Education, Other, Secondary Ed, Special Ed
Trauma informed instruction, ACEs
Willamette ESD

ACE Essentials – understanding the ‘what and why’ for all educators and their community partners”

Free for WCC members, $30 for all others. Non-WCC attendees will be invoiced by the WIllamette ESD. Register for this session here.

School teams are encouraged to attend and then to follow up with the Core Team Training sessions being offered March 18 and April 8 with Rick Robinson at the WESD. Register Here

Goal - To provide clear and comprehensive information about:
a) what ACEs really are
b) why understanding ACES is important for schools & communities
c) who might be impacted in your schools and classrooms
d) next steps your district could consider

Audience profile - educators representing multiple roles (administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals) and all grade levels and their community partners (PreK, health, law enforcement, city council, Board members, etc.)

Summary - This presentation is suitable for staff and community members with various exposures to ACE toxic stress information and social-emotional learning. Workshop participants express appreciation that their current awareness is reinforced with new information and frameworks. We hope that by the end of the presentation participants will be prepared to analyze their school situations and inspired to take appropriate action on behalf of students and themselves.

Pre-presentation – please view this video clip just before attending the presentation.

Presenters: Bill Stewart - ACE/Trauma-Informed Schools consultant; Coordinator ACE Learning Collaborative; Coordinator CESD Trauma/Chronic Absenteeism Collaborative; member COSA SEL workgroup

Lennie Bjornsen - Director of Student and Family Supports, Gladstone School District; middle school improvement planning; member of ACE Learning Collaborative; early learning system liaison; member COSA SEL workgroup