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10 steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School

Understanding Trauma Is A Prerequisite For Teaching & Supporting Students.

Training Overview

In this foundation-setting training, participants are walked, step-by-step, through the 10 steps to create a trauma-informed, resilience-focused school.

Presented by a Starr Certified Trauma and Resilience Trainer in Education (CTRT-E), the live learning experience will focus on resilience and an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience.


It will provide proactive strategies such as:

  • Fostering connections

  • Prioritizing social and emotional skills

  • Establishing safety

  • Promoting play


Detailed information and concrete actions will also be covered, in a way that doesn't just answer the "why" but also the "how to create the best classroom and school support for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.


A strong focus on understanding the link between a student's private logic and their academic achievement and behavior deficits in the Circle of Courage's universal needs will be addressed, as well as how to assess students and create behavior support plans for each. Strategies to collaborate with families and communities and support staff will be presented also, as well as examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data.

Provided Resources: "10 Steps" Activities Packet.


Learning Objectives

Identify at least three questions to ask to promote a trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset when working with students in the school setting.

Describe how trauma impacts the deep and outer brain functions specifically in the school setting.

Name the four main protective factors of resilient youth.

Recall at least five proactive strategies for every classroom.

Recognize at least three ways your school can collaborate with caregivers, family, and community.

Express the concept of private logic and provide at least two examples of how private logic impacts behavior in the school setting.

Report at least three evaluation strategies to use to determine your school's level of trauma-informed and resilience-focused practices.

Recount the importance of self-care for educators and other school professionals.

Your Trainer:


Tavarski Wallace

As CEO of his Consulting Firm, TW Consulting LLC., Tavarski's focus is clear; ensure student success in educational organizations seeking to help at-risk students reach their greatest potential.


Here is what our clients have to say about the 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed School Training.

Terry Dangerfield

Superintendent, Lincoln Park Public Schools

We're finally doing the right thing for kids.
We have very few tools, suspension, and code of conduct, so send them out. We felt we were not meeting their needs and there was danger inside the school... We're now sitting here with the highest test scores since the MSTEP started, and the highest enrollment in 13 years. 

Canton City Schools

Elementary School Counselor

The knowledge I gained through 10 steps helped me more than I realized.
I'm convinced now more than ever that the information I gained from 10 steps was priceless because it gave me the knowledge and the "words" needed to give a family hope!

Elementary Teacher

Training Participant

The Course gave me the confidence...
"I will look through a trauma-informed lens in my classroom and build relationships to dive deep with my students. I want them to feel comfortable talking to me and to know they can trust me. This course gave me the confidence to do that".

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