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Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Schools

A Free Virtual Series

This five-part free virtual series will explore the topic of student trauma using the book, “Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education”, by Alex Shevrin Venet. Why should we discuss trauma through an equity lens? As the author states, “Trauma informed educational practices respond to the impacts of trauma on the entire school community and prevent future trauma from occurring. Equity and social justice are key concerns of trauma-informed educators as we make changes in our individual practice, in classrooms, in schools, and in district-wide and state-wide systems” (Venet, 2021, p.10). Over the five sessions participants will explore the importance of 1) bringing equity to the center of trauma-informed practices, 2) viewing trauma as a lens, not a label, 3) cultivating unconditional positive regard for students, 4) taking a systems view of trauma for impactful and sustained change, and 5) examining classroom practices and pedagogy to support healing practices.


We will explore Venet’s book alongside current research in education, sociology and public health on the relationship between trauma and equity in public institutions in order to provide participants with an interdisciplinary critical lens to transform their classroom, school or district. 


Join us for one or all five of the sessions. It would benefit your experience if you purchase the book, however, reading the book prior to or during the series is not required to participate. 



October 13, 2021

December 15, 2021

January 12, 2022

March 9, 2022

April 6, 2022


4-5 p.m.


5 CTLE Hours





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