We offer professional development workshops that foster success and resilience for educators and students.

In working with students who have experienced ACEs and trauma, educators are vulnerable to chronic stress and compassion fatigue. Without intervention, these stressors can lead to burnout and staff turnover. Our workshops reconnect educators with their sense of purpose and provide them with tools that support their well-being and effectiveness.

A great deal of stress comes with responding to students’ challenging behaviors and emotional dysregulation. We help educators to understand behavior as a language that communicates feelings and needs. When we reframe our thinking about why some students are disruptive, withdrawn, or bully, by thinking of behaviors as a language, the child is no longer a “bad kid” or from a “bad family.”

The next step in our professional development is to equip educators with knowledge and tools that support students in learning a new behavioral language; one that helps them to manage their emotions, behave appropriately, and achieve academically. We accomplish this through multi-tiered supports that incorporate social-emotional competencies, trauma-informed behavioral interventions, culturally responsive teaching, and restorative practices.

Educators acquire the skills to create schools that meet the socioemotional needs of students, families, and staff. Our educators know that they have the power to change the trajectory of a child’s life in a positive direction.

“There is no separation of mind and emotions: emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked.”

–   Eric Jensen

This professional development series will help school staff:

 

  • Become more knowledgeable about how ACEs impact teaching and learning
  • Incorporate instructional strategies that build resiliency, promote growth mindset, and develop social-emotional skills
  • Reconstruct systems to make sure school remains safe, accessible, and proactive for all teachers and students

Involve professionals in physical and mental health, child welfare agencies, and community resources to support school staff in meeting the needs of students and families in more therapeutic and compassionate ways.

“I took notes the entire time. Best professional development our district has ever provided for my role.”       

– Quote excerpted from evaluations-West Des  Moines School District (IA) 2019

Professional Development Models

Regional (ESD / Multi-District)

School District

Individual School

  • 2-4 Day Professional Development
  • Open to Administrators, Educators, & Community Organizations
  • Ongoing Technical Support Available
  • 4 Day Professional Development
  • Leadership Teams, Discipline/SEL Staff,Counselors,Psychologists
  • Train-the-Trainer Model
  • Build Capacity, Plan, Implement, Assess, & Grow
  • Tailored to the Individual Needs of the School
  • May include: PD, Coaching, Data Analysis, Webinars, etc…

We offer Building Resilience workshops for administrators, teachers, school counselors, special education staff, social workers, school leadership teams, deans, behavior specialists/interventionists, school boards, school resource officers, classified staff (maintenance, transportation, etc.) and paraprofessionals. We encourage schools/districts to invite representatives from their local mental health and social service agencies to join in the workshops as well. Our schools create strong community partnerships that address the holistic needs of students and families. 

Since no two schools/school districts are the same, professional development services are tailored to meet the needs of each client. Facilitators plan with school/district administrators to design an approach that addresses the needs of the school/district while building upon its strengths. We align and integrate trauma-informed practices within the systems already in place, helping to maximize effectiveness rather than “add on” one more initiative.

Please contact us to learn more about our professional development offerings. buildingresilientschools@gmail.com

Coaching: Leading for Resilience

 

Our coaching services support administrators, educators, and social workers to lead for resilience within their schools, classrooms, and organizations.

To support a school/district transformation to trauma-sensitive systems, coaching provides opportunities for school leaders and/or leadership teams to clarify and achieve goals.

Coaches assist the client in reframing challenges as opportunities for growth. The client develops action plans that prioritize relationships while staying grounded in measurable outcomes.

Coaching sessions can accompany the professional development dates or occur virtually.

 

 

 

We offer professional development workshops that foster success and resilience for educators and students.

In working with students who have experienced ACEs and trauma, educators are vulnerable to chronic stress and compassion fatigue. Without intervention, these stressors can lead to burnout and staff turnover. Our workshops reconnect educators with their sense of purpose and provide them with tools that support their well-being and effectiveness.

A great deal of stress comes with responding to students’ challenging behaviors and emotional dysregulation. We help educators to understand behavior as a language that communicates feelings and needs. When we reframe our thinking about why some students are disruptive, withdrawn, or bully, by thinking of behaviors as a language, the child is no longer a “bad kid” or from a “bad family.”

The next step in our professional development is to equip educators with knowledge and tools that support students in learning a new behavioral language; one that helps them to manage their emotions, behave appropriately, and achieve academically. We accomplish this through multi-tiered supports that incorporate social-emotional competencies, trauma-informed behavioral interventions, culturally responsive teaching, and restorative practices.

Educators acquire the skills to create schools that meet the socioemotional needs of students, families, and staff. Our educators know that they have the power to change the trajectory of a child’s life in a positive direction.

“There is no separation of mind and emotions: emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked.”

–   Eric Jensen

This professional development series will help school staff:

  • Become more knowledgeable about how ACEs impact teaching and learning
  • Incorporate instructional strategies that build resiliency, promote growth mindset, and develop social-emotional skills
  • Reconstruct systems to make sure school remains safe, accessible, and proactive for all teachers and students

Involve professionals in physical and mental health, child welfare agencies, and community resources to support school staff in meeting the needs of students and families in more therapeutic and compassionate ways.

“I took notes the entire time. Best professional development our district has ever provided for my role.”       

– Quote excerpted from evaluations-West Des  Moines School District (IA) 2019

Professional Development Models

Regional

(ESD / Multi-District)

  • 2-4 Day Professional Development
  • Open to Administrators, Educators, & Community Organizations
  • Ongoing Technical Support Available

School District

  • 4 Day Professional Development
  • Leadership Teams, Discipline/SEL Staff,Counselors,Psychologists
  • Train-the-Trainer Model
  • Build Capacity, Plan, Implement, Assess, & Grow

Individual School

  • Tailored to the Individual Needs of the School
  • May include: PD, Coaching, Data Analysis, Webinars, etc…

We offer Building Resilience workshops for administrators, teachers, school counselors, special education staff, social workers, school leadership teams, deans, behavior specialists/interventionists, school boards, school resource officers, classified staff (maintenance, transportation, etc.) and paraprofessionals. We encourage schools/districts to invite representatives from their local mental health and social service agencies to join in the workshops as well. Our schools create strong community partnerships that address the holistic needs of students and families. 

Since no two schools/school districts are the same, professional development services are tailored to meet the needs of each client. Facilitators plan with school/district administrators to design an approach that addresses the needs of the school/district while building upon its strengths. We align and integrate trauma-informed practices within the systems already in place, helping to maximize effectiveness rather than “add on” one more initiative.

Please contact us to learn more about our professional development offerings. buildingresilientschools@gmail.com

Coaching: Leading for Resilience

Our coaching services support administrators, educators, and social workers to lead for resilience within their schools, classrooms, and organizations.

To support a school/district transformation to trauma-sensitive systems, coaching provides opportunities for school leaders and/or leadership teams to clarify and achieve goals.

Coaches assist the client in reframing challenges as opportunities for growth. The client develops action plans that prioritize relationships while staying grounded in measurable outcomes.

Coaching sessions can accompany the professional development dates or occur virtually.