Events and Trainings

Trauma Sensitive Schools Professional Development

Overview

Trauma-sensitive schools recognize that trauma affects students, families, communities, and schools. Many children experience trauma amidst ongoing exposure throughout their early development, such as abuse, neglect, homelessness, or violence. Although not all exposure to trauma leads to difficulty in functioning, research tells us that exposure to trauma and toxic stress can lead to difficulties with learning and behavior. Schools are uniquely positioned to prevent and mitigate the impacts of traumatic exposure on students. Promoting trauma-informed school practices has the greatest potential to positively impact student outcomes, regardless of trauma history. By becoming a trauma-sensitive school, schools can become a protective factor for students’ and increase their social, emotional, and academic skills, while safeguarding the well-being of school personnel who strive to meet the unique needs of all learners.

Through online coursework via Canvas, the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Development follows a Trauma-Skilled Schools Model (National Dropout Prevention Center, 2018) and is delivered in the following three phases:

  • Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules
  • Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules
  • Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance Learning Modules

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Professional Learning Credit

Participants have the option to earn 0.5 USBE Professional Learning Credit for each phase completed. In accordance with the Utah Office of Administrative Rules R277-519-4: USBE Professional Learning Credit, attendees requesting professional learning credit will need to complete all coursework, including 2 hours of an independent learning assignment. If you choose not to complete all coursework, you will be ineligible to earn USBE Professional Learning Credit. Please also note that you cannot receive USBE credit if you do not have a Utah Educator Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Identification number and Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS) account.

Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules

The Trauma-Informed Learning Modules are intended to:

  • inform all school personnel (certified and classified) about the prevalence and impact of trauma and toxic stress in the lives of Utah students; and
  • build capacity for individuals and schools who support students Pre-K through Grade 12.

At the completion of this training, participants will understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress as well as the short and long-term effects on student learning.

There will be three sections of the course offered throughout the year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Each semester is a repeat, so participants will only need to register for one of the three semesters offered.

  • Fall Semester: September - December 2020 (Coursework deadline is December 31, 2020)
  • Spring Semester: January - April 2021 (Coursework deadline is April 30, 2021)
  • Summer Semester: May - August 2021 (Coursework deadline is August 31, 2021)

This course is designed for you to work at your own pace. However, you must have everything submitted by the last day of the month for the section in which you are enrolled (December 31, 2020, April 30, 2021, or August 31, 2021). If this coursework is not completed by the deadline, you will be required to re-enroll in a later course. Course registration for each section will close 30 days prior to the deadline.

Instructions for Enrolling in Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules

To begin the Trauma-Informed Learning Modules, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps.

Fall: September - December 2020
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Informed Learning Modules Fall 2020
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code RE7FXR.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.
Spring: January - April 2021
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Informed Learning Modules Spring 2021 
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code EHW4HE.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.
Summer: May - August 2021
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Informed Training Summer 2021
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code MCPDRC.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.

Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules

The Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules are a continuation of the Trauma-Informed Learning Modules (Phase 1) and are designed to move participants from a trauma-informed to a trauma-responsive approach.

The Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules are intended to:

  • equip all school personnel (classified and certified) with trauma-responsive educational practices; and
  • build capacity for individuals and schools who support students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

At the completion of this training, participants will recognize the importance of schools as a sanctuary space that is rooted in trusting relationships between students and educators, prioritize proactive behavioral supports over-reactive disciplinary consequences, anticipate and respond to challenging student behaviors with de-escalation techniques, and align trauma-informed practices with other schoolwide initiatives.

There will be three sections of the course offered throughout the year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Each semester is a repeat, so participants will only need to register for one of the three semesters offered.

  • Section 1: September - December 2020 (Coursework deadline is December 31, 2020)
  • Section 2: January - April 2021 (Coursework deadline is April 30, 2021)
  • Section 3: May - August 2021 (Coursework deadline is August 31, 2021)

This course is designed for you to work at your own pace. However, you must have everything submitted by the last day of the month for the section in which you are enrolled (December 31, 2020, April 30, 2021, or August 31, 2021). If this coursework is not completed by the deadline, you will be required to re-enroll in a later course. Course registration for each section will close 30 days prior to the deadline.

Instructions for Enrolling in Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules

To begin the Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps. *Note, Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules is the prerequisite to Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules. Successful completion of Phase 1 is required before enrolling in Phase 2.

Fall: September - December 2020
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code K9XTKM.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.
Spring: January - April 2021
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules Spring 2021
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code X64NDB.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.
Summer: May - August 2021
  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules Summer 2021
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
    1. Click on I'm a Student.
    2. Enter the Join Code H89WF6.
    3. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.

Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance Learning Modules

Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance Learning Modules will be released during the 2021-2022 school year.

For technical assistance, please contact Tina Morandy, Course Facilitator, at tina.morandy@schools.utah.gov.

2020-2021

Trainings

De-escalation Trainings

Training Registration
Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS)

March 17-18, 2021

Iron School District

March 23-24, 2021

Carbon School District

April 6-7, 2021

Sevier School District

April 14-15, 2021

Box Elder School District

April 28-29, 2021

Greenwood Charter School

May 13-14, 2021

Canyons School District

June 7-8, 2021

Moab Charter School

June 21-22, 2021

Dixie Montessori Academy

For questions, please contact Tina Morandy.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Behavior, and Equity: A Panel Discussion
April 30, 2021

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

PBIS, Behavior, and Equity: A Panel Discussion Flyer

For questions, please contact Shaleece Oldroyd.

School Nurse Summer Institute (SNSI)
June 10-11, 2021

Online Meeting Registration
Eventbrite

Current agenda includes presentations on diabetes, anaphylaxis, seizures, asthma, and telehealth, Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Training; and Stop the Bleed.

For questions, please contact Tina Morandy.

Safe and Healthy Schools Webinar Series 

This webinar series runs from February to June, 2021 and is a collaboration between the Utah State Board of Education, Utah Department of Health, SafeUT at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Utah Department of Public Safety, and the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (UDSAMH).

  • No registration necessary.
    • The webinar link will be open on the event date/time until attendance capacity is reached.
  • No cost to attend.
  • Who should attend? All interested professionals.
  • All webinars will be recorded and posted on this page.
  • 1 relicensure point/hour is available to participants who:
    • complete the required content questions and evaluation (listed for each webinar);
    • provide their Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Identification Number;
    • Only available for one month after the live webinar date.
February 23, 2021

School Resource Officers (SROs) and Administrators
Presenter: Heidi Alder, Lear and Lear LLP
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Safe and Healthy Schools Webinar Series Flyer

School Resource Officers (SROs) and Administrators
YouTube

Safe and Healthy Schools Webinar Series Questionnaire: School Resource Officers (SROs) and Administrators
Google Forms

Note: The questionnaire will be available until April 12, 2021.

For meeting questions, please contact Shaleece Oldroyd.

March 23, 2021

Mental Health, Trauma, COVID-19, and the Value of Schools
Presenter: Marci Hertz, Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC)
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon

Safe and Healthy Schools Webinar Series Flyer

Mental Health, Trauma, COVID 19, and the Value of Schools
YouTube

Mental Health, Trauma, COVID-19, and the Value of Schools

Safe and Healthy Schools Webinar Series Questionnaire: Mental Health, Trauma, COVID-19, and the Value of Schools
Google Forms

Note: The questionnaire and PDF of the presentation will be available until April 20, 2021

For meeting questions, please contact Shaleece Oldroyd.

April 20, 2021

Infusing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into School Climate
Presenter: Ruth Cross, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Launch Zoom Meeting

Form for presentation evaluation and relicensure point/hour (coming soon).

For meeting questions, please contact Tina Morandy.

May 2021

Physical Health/Wellness
Information coming soon.

June 2021

Equitable Practices
Information coming soon

Prevention
Information coming soon

Contacts

Shaleece Oldroyd shaleece.oldroyd@schools.utah.gov

Tina Morandy tina.morandy@schools.utah.gov

2019-2020

Events

Safe and Healthy Schools Conference
November 12-13, 2019

Safe and Healthy Schools Conference
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jordan Commons Megaplex
9335 South State Street
Sandy, Utah

National Missing Children's Day
February 21, 2020

2020 Poster Contest
This contest is for all 5th grade students and the deadline is February 21, 2020. The entries can be mailed, or dropped off at:

Utah Attorney General’s Office
Attention: Michelle Busch-Upwall
5272 College Drive, Suite 200
Murray, Utah 84123

School Nurse Summer Institute
June 15, 2020

Intermountain Medical Center Doty Education Center
Current agenda includes Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) training and Stop the Bleed training. Other topics still to be determined.

Trainings

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG)
March 11, 2020

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Canyons School District Administrative Office
9361 South 300 East
Sandy, Utah 84070

Registration
Eventbrite