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 Two: Techniques to “Rewire” the Brain
Having a variety of techniques to help foster resilience is as easy as implementing relational, regulatory, and sensory supports. This session breaks down a variety of ways in which this can be done in classroom and individual settings. Through these interventions and supports, students develop the ability to cope with stressors both in and out of the school setting!
Sessions 1 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.