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Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners

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  • Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners
    February 17, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

“Trauma-Invested Practices for

Fostering Resilient Learners”


February 17, 2021

9:00am – 2:30pm

(Illinois Administrators’ Academy Credit approved)


An Online Interactive Workshop provided

by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall 


“As educators, we cannot stop trauma from happening. We can, however, create a safe place for ourselves and our children to go, regardless of what might be impacting us.”

                                                                                                                                     Kristin Souers


In this continuing exploration of #TraumaInvested practice, join childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers and former principal Pete Hall (authors of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-sensitive Classroom—ASCD 2016 and Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners – ASCD 2019) as they share keen insights into the practices of empathy and attunement and discuss a communication strategy built to strengthen connection and understanding.  Attendees will learn the characteristics of a Culture of Safety and how to implement a bank of strategies to use both virtually and in-person.

Morning Session 9:00-11:30am

Lunch 11:30-12:20pm

Afternoon Session 12:30-2:30-m

Participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the value of fostering a safe, predictable, and consistent learning environment—one that is #Traumainvested.
  • Embrace the need to build self-awareness and tend to their self-care in order to be primed and ready to effectively support their students and children.
  • Learn the new 3 R’s—an intervention model packed full of multiple strategies for education staff and community members to utilize with children and staff with known (and unknown) trauma histories, helping to sustain learning-ready (and teaching-ready) states.


In this highly engaging workshop participants will use scenarios, research, and collaboration with colleagues to brainstorm approaches to meet their students’ needs, leaving with new tools and the energy and optimism needed to use them!


Kristin Souers, MA LMHC, is currently an independent consultant and adjunct faculty member at the Gonzaga University School of Education in the Counselor Education Department. Her experiences as a mental health counselor, along with her expertise in complex trauma, the impact of violence, crisis management, and trauma-informed care, has enabled her to partner with professionals around the development of trauma-informed practices in a multitude of settings, including schools, school districts, and organizations throughout the country.



Pete Hall, a veteran school administrator and professional development agent, has dedicated his career to supporting the improvement of our education systems. As part of the Fostering Resilient Learners team, Pete strives to partner with systems and communities to develop resilience in children, particularly through professional development, coaching, and consultation with professionals working in education, mental health, early learning, and other community settings. In addition to serving as a member of the ASCD faculty, Pete has authored over 20 articles on leadership and published 10 books.

Registrants purchasing a copy of Souers & Hall’s newest book for the added cost of $30 will have the book mailed to them directly prior to the workshop. 



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Additional Information
  • All registrations will be confirmed by email.
  • If you register 10 people, the 10th registration is free. Call 847-851-2256 or email to receive this discount.
  • Cancellations must be received at least 5 business days before the program event in order for refunds to be made. A $10 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.
  • If you have questions or need assistance in registering, call Tresie at 847-851-2256 or email her at .