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Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety in Schools: Finding Hope and Building Resilience

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Poverty, suicide, abuse, divorce, and community violence are some of the many traumatic, yet common, life experiences and events students of today’s society face. In addition, factors including social media and high stakes testing have been linked to the increasing rates of stress and anxiety among youth. This insightful course provides practical applications on how to understand, connect with, and accommodate students and their families experiencing the adverse effects of trauma, stress, and anxiety. 

Participants will research the short and long-term outcomes associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), learn how to incorporate effective trauma-informed practices, and build relationships with students and their families based on respect, trust, and empathy. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress management, suicide prevention awareness, students living in poverty, and educational procedures used to respond to traumatic events are additional topics accentuated in this course.  

Finally, educators will focus on their own well-being and discover ways to strengthen resilience and manage stress and anxiety associated with the soaring demands of the profession. Course participants will become better equipped to effectively respond to students’ complex needs.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

  1. Evaluate the adverse effects of stress, anxiety, and trauma on students.
  2. Implement research-based strategies to accommodate students experiencing stress and anxiety.
  3. Incorporate trauma-informed educational practices to support students in school.
  4. Devise a plan with steps that can be taken to improve one’s mental health and overall well-being.
  5. Research school and community programs and resources available to support students experiencing the adverse effects of stress, anxiety, and trauma.

 


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06/08/20 - 07/05/20 Online
Jun 08 - Jul 05, 2020

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12/14/20 - 01/10/21 Online
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Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

06/15/20 - 07/03/20
Class moved online due to COVID-19
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Jun 15 - Jul 03, 2020

07/13/20 - 07/17/20
Sherman Public Library
Sherman, IL
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

07/27/20 - 07/31/20
Libertyville Civic Center
Libertyville, IL
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

09/09/20 - 10/03/20
Libertyville Civic Center
Libertyville, IL
Sep 09, 12, 16, 23, 26, Oct 03, 2020
Wednesdays 4:30pm-9:30pm; Saturdays 8:00am-6:00pm