Aperture Education Hosts Webinar Series on Trauma-Informed Practices

Series provides insights and strategies to help schools understand the impact of trauma and how to support students who experience it

Charlotte N.C. (Jan. 13, 2020) — When students go through trauma, it affects them both emotionally and academically. Because of this, schools are increasingly adopting practices to help their staff understand the impact of trauma and find ways to support these students.

To help schools with this task, Aperture Education, in cooperation with its partner Dovetail Learning, is hosting a free webinar series providing resources and insight about trauma-informed practices. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how trauma impacts students, signs to watch for in students, and how to help. To register for the webinar series, visit http://info.apertureed.com/trauma-webinar-series-2020. The webinars will also be available on demand.

 “Trauma is toxic. It can affect everything from a student’s ability to form relationships to their ability to focus on studying for a test,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “Schools may not be able to prevent trauma from happening, but by providing their staff with training and strategies to recognize and address it, they can help students get through these difficult experiences.”

The three-part webinar series includes:

  • 3 p.m. EST January 21, 2020: Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools and Beyond: Trauma 101http://bit.ly/2sMrCkP.

Participants learn the history and context of the science behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and the biological/neurobiological effects of toxic stress on children and adults.

  • 4 p.m. EST January 29, 2020: Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools and Beyond: Skills and Practices for Educatorshttp://bit.ly/35vSeDN 

Participants learn how trauma manifests in external and internalized behaviors, as well as simple ways to implement a trauma-informed approach in the classroom.

  • 2 p.m. EST February 6, 2020: Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools and Beyond: Creating a Trauma-Informed School Communityhttp://bit.ly/2ZYw2RH 

Participants will begin to explore how to use their awareness of trauma to inform change at a systemic level and how to invite systemic evolution.

Aperture Education provides social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments and strategies for students in grades K-12. The webinar series is part of its ongoing work to support social-emotional learning in schools and out-of-school time organizations. For more information about Aperture Education, visit https://apertureed.com/

 About Aperture Education

Aperture Education specializes in social and emotional learning (SEL) solutions. Our flagship product, the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, allows educators to measure, strengthen, and support social-emotional competence in youth in grades K-12. The DESSA System includes a suite of strength-based assessments, a universal screener that can be administered in less than a minute, and growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional competence. The DESSA System is lauded by researchers because it meets high standards for reliability and validity and is appreciated by educators for its ability to easily and quickly identify each student’s personal SEL strengths and provide practical supports that result in improved student outcomes. To support educators, we just launched the Educator Social Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) tool. EdSERT is a professional development program to support the social-emotional competency and well-being of educators. For more information, go to www.ApertureEd.com.

 About Dovetail Learning

Dovetail Learning, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to creating a paradigm shift in K-6 education. A leader in whole child development, we start with adults (teachers and parents), inviting them to improve their own resilience in order to model wellness for children. Then, adults become the guide and encourager for children to discover their own resilient nature.