Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools & Classrooms Seminar

0-1 Units
Main Campus
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Course Description

USD's Character Education Resource Center Seminar for K-12 Teachers of All Disciplines, and USD Students

This Saturday morning workshop, held at the University of San Diego's campus, is presented to you by the University of San Diego's Character Education Resource Center, in conjunction with the University of San Diego's Division of Professional and Continuing Education.  This workshop will focus on how teachers can support students that have been affected by trauma.  At the end of this workshop, educators will be able to answer the three most important questions when it comes to building a trauma sensitive classroom:

  • What strategies can teachers implement to make students of trauma feel safe?
  • How do you discipline a student with trauma?
  • What is the role of Restorative Practices in trauma-informed schools?

Guest Speakers: 

  • Audrey Hokoda, PhD, Senate Distinguished Professor, Child & Family Development, San Diego State University
    Utilizing Trauma-Informed Principles and Strategies Working with Diverse Families with Young Children
  • Gabriel Nunez-Soria, Director of the TREC Team Trauma Resilient Educational Communities
    Understanding the Role of Relationships in Trauma and Resilience within Our Lives and the Lives of Those We Serve

The workshop registration allows for credit and no credit options.  Enroll today to reserve your spot!

Seminar Schedule

Course Details

Number of Units: 0.0 - 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours.  Choose only one section:

  • 1.0 graduate level extension credit included with seminar attendance. A follow-up assignment is required and due no later than Jun 30, 2023. (Choose Section 001) - $129 tuition
  • Current K-12 Educators:  Seminar attendance without credit, no grade or transcript will be issued. (Choose Section 002) - $50 fee
  • Current USD Students with a email:  Seminar attendance without credit, no grade or transcript will be issued. (Choose Section 003) - $20 fee

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 teachers, administrators, and USD students that want to learn more about trauma-informed teaching and learning.

Enrollment Information

Section NumberEnrollment Information
0011 unit of credit; open to all future, current, and former educators
002No credit; open to all current and former educators
003No credit; open to all current USD students

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Develop units and strategies that create instructional plans for students in classrooms
  • Examine the “whats” and “whys” of the role of Restorative Practices in trauma-informed schools
  • Identify ways that you will track and evaluate the impact of your efforts to use trauma –related strategies in your classroom
  • Plan and prepare fresh approaches in the classroom


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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