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Five Healing Gestures to Help Educators and Students Grappling with Trauma

Five Healing Gestures to Help Educators and Students Grappling with Trauma
Date
February 28, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Location
Online
Cost
Free
Credit
1 hour

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Join AFT’s Share My Lesson for this free, for-credit webinar to support and nurture your students, part of our 2024 Wellness Series

Supporting students who have experienced trauma is a critical aspect of education, and educators play a pivotal role in helping them heal and thrive. One fundamental approach is to facilitate positive experiences as a supportive adult. Traumatic events and challenging environments can have profound and lasting effects on young people, affecting their brain development, physical health, and behaviors. In this free, for-credit webinar, participants will delve into the concept of being a caring and nurturing presence in a student's life, which can serve as a powerful shield against the long-term harms of toxic stress.

The session will introduce five "Healing Gestures" that educators can employ to create a safe and healing environment for their students. These gestures encompass actions such as active listening, providing emotional support, and creating a sense of belonging, all of which are essential for students on their path to recovery and resilience. Additionally, the session will emphasize the importance of taking "loving political action" with students, using the union as a model for collective support and advocacy. By collectively addressing systemic issues that contribute to trauma, educators can make a meaningful impact on the well-being of their students and create a nurturing and empowering educational environment.

Note: Each webinar in this Wellness Series is a stand-alone professional development webinar; you can watch one or all and in any particular order that suits your needs. Register now.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.

Speakers

Jim Arey, AFT National Trainer for Student Trauma and the former president of Illinois Federation of Teachers, Local 1211.

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Five Healing Gestures_for SML.pdf

Presentation
February 28, 2024
4.2 MB
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Participant Reflection Questions.docx

Activity
February 28, 2024
1.6 MB
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SAMSHA Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2014).pdf

Article
February 28, 2024
0.8 MB
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In Brief - The Science of Resilience, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University.pdf

Article
February 28, 2024
0.2 MB
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Deciphering Truth Teaching About the Systematic Nature of Trauma, Goldin, Simona, Urban Education, httpscreativecommons.orglicensesby-nc4.0.pdf

Article
February 28, 2024
0.6 MB
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Reviews

2 Reviews
Webinar Review
Interesting webinar with excellent resources. Presenter was engaging
2012Bumblebee
February 28, 2024
Very Informative
I really enjoyed this lesson. It was very informative and I learned a good amount of information and got some links to helpful websites I did not know about. I would recommend this one!
Tiffany S.
February 28, 2024

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