Trauma is pervasive. Recent research is indicating that as many as 67% of individuals will experience trauma before entering into adulthood. Due to the toxic stress, it becomes extremely difficult for students to engage their brains in academic settings. During this series, participants will actually learn how to rewire the brain and helps students implement coping skills to be used both inside and outside the classroom! Many of the strategies discussed will actually benefit the mental wellness of ALL students!
Session One: Answering the “Why”
This session focuses on the research behind why supporting students of trauma is important for school settings. Research has indicated that trauma can actually cause premature death by up to twenty years! This knowledge emphasizes the importance of developing a trauma informed care perspective in all that we do when interacting with students.
Sessions 2 and 3 are also available.
Elizabeth Avery has a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. Elizabeth is passionate about utilizing a strengths-based approach through a trauma-informed lens when working therapeutically with youth. Over the years, she has worked with the children and adolescents with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses in traditional therapeutic settings, schools, and within the juvenile justice system. Currently, Elizabeth is devoted to developing mental health programs within school systems in order to increase access to care and decrease stigma.