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Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classrooms
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
3/12/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze the ways in which poverty and mental health contribute to trauma responses thus informing your approach to working with all students.
  2. Determine how trauma impacts a child’s development and develop strategies for meeting his or her needs.
  3. Explore how exposure to the ACEs are utilized to determine the likelihood of developmental trauma and its impact on level of functioning across the lifespan.
  4. Establish a collaborative approach to discipline and demonstrate how this fosters intrinsic motivation for behavior change in the child.
  5. Practice techniques to establish positive relationships and build trust with hard-to-reach students thus increasing their social and academic success.
  6. Explore mindfulness activities that foster student self-awareness, self-regulation and the ability to focus as it relates to impulsive behaviors and attention.
  • Trauma in Students: What to Look For
    • Fight, flight or freeze responses: How it manifests in school
    • Wired for fear: Impact on the whole child
    • ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences study and survey
    • The role of poverty and mental health challenges
  • Discipline in a Trauma-Informed Classroom
    • Changing your mindset: Punitive vs. collaborative
    • Strategies to foster intrinsic motivation
    • 3 steps to implement a collaborative approach
    • Case study: How you respond
  • Neuroplasticity: Activities to Establish & Strengthen Neural Pathways
    • Strategies to develop new ways of responding
      • Slow down, stop and think
      • Respond rather than react
      • Social stories
    • Techniques to incorporate the 4 R’s:
      • Rhythmic
      • Repetitive
      • Relational
      • Rewarding
    • Relationships as a Protective Factor
      • Techniques to form positive relationships and increase students’ likeliness to:
        • Stay in school longer
        • Work harder
        • Increase test scores & grades
        • Increase their self-confidence
      • Techniques to help students feel connected to school making them less likely to:
        • Smoke or drink
        • Have sexual intercourse
        • Develop emotional problems
        • Experience suicidal thoughts or attempts
        • Carry weapons
        • Be involved in violence or dangerous activities
      • Case study: Strengths-based, solution-focused approach
    • Mindfulness and Self-Awareness Activities To:
      • Help with transitions
      • Reduce impulsive behaviors
      • Strengthen empathy, kindness and compassion
      • Calm and focus attention
    • Social and Emotional Learning Techniques to Increase:
      • Focus and concentration
      • Impulse control
      • Conflict resolution skills
    • Mindful Communication Tools to Improve Student Engagement
      • Lead with presence
      • Attention
      • Intention
    • Mindful Strategies to Increase Connection, Empathy & Community
    • Gratitude
    • Heartfulness
  • Zones of Regulation to Teach Self-Awareness & Emotional Control
  • Red zone
  • Yellow zone
  • Green zone
  • Blue zone


Christina Reese, LCPC, PhD, has been working with children impacted by trauma for over 15 years. She helps children and their families impacted by a variety of trauma, providing both in home and in school therapy to these children. Over this time, Dr. Reese has partnered with schools in Baltimore County and Baltimore City to help teachers find interventions that get results in the classroom. A passionate advocate for children and their families, she has worked with children in court ordered drug treatment at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, as well as in residential treatment centers and in the community.

Dr. Reese is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland and Pennsylvania as well as a licensed clinical supervisor. She received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Past work experiences include being Director of a Mental Health Clinic and the case manager of the Howard County Cold Weather Shelter, working with homeless individuals and families. Additionally, Dr. Reese is very passionate about her work focusing on attachment and has extensive experience with adoptive families and with children in foster care.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christina Rice has an employment relationship with Mosaic Community Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Christina Rice has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

General Educators, Special Educators, School Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, School Nurses, Directors of Special Education, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Paraprofessionals