Northern Virginia Regional Resource Center event: Trauma Informed Campus & Classroom

NovemberNov 01 2019 10:00am - 03:00pm

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Event Description and Takeaways:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are significant childhood traumas that result in actual changes in brain development. Many of our students struggle with the impact of this trauma and it often shows up on our campuses as academic struggles or classroom behavior concerns. Resilience is building strategies that help us each adapt to the challenges we face, to build a stronger toolkit of responses. Research has shown that building resilience can help a person overcome these traumas from the past.

The key objective of this course is to provide information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known. Participants of this course will receive certification as a Trauma Informed Individual at the conclusion of the training day.

Laura Clark, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Success and Professional Development, VCCS
Rachel Strawn, Coordinator and Program Director of Great Expectations, VCCS

Target Audience:
Anyone who works with students on campus or engages in the student experience to include faculty, staff, workforce professionals, coaches, advisors, front line personnel, administrators and college leadership.

Event Date:
Friday, November 1, 2019

Event Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm * lunch provided for registered attendees

Event Location:
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus in the CS (Shuler Building) - Room 129
(8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003)

Regional Resource Center events are funded through the VCCS Student Success Center and Professional Development at no charge to registered VCCS attendees. However, the VCCS Special Events Cancellation and Fee Policy does apply.

Deadline to register:
October 24, 2019 at 12 noon

Patrick Dawes, Northern Virginia Regional Resource Center chair (

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