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Professional Learning

Trauma-Sensitive Schools - Training

Trauma-Sensitive schools support students in healing wounds from past experiences while building resilience. Learn about trauma-sensitive practices and programs to adopt in your school.

At a Glance

Educators learn how to build trauma-sensitive schools.


  • Educator Self-Care
  • Restorative Practices
  • Student Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Practices


  • Understand the characteristics of trauma-sensitive schools and how they support school culture
  • Explore programs and practices to support participants create and advocate for trauma-sensitive schools.
Developed by:

Illinois Education Association

Last Updated: 07/16/2020



  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

90 mins

Session Format

In person

Trauma-sensitive schools benefit not only students, but adults who may have experienced trauma in their own lives or secondary trauma through their work with students in difficult circumstances. Trauma-sensitive practices help  students heal the wounds of their past experiences while preparing them for future challenges.


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