This topic offers a trauma-sensitive approach to support wellbeing leaders, school counsellors, principals, teachers, special education teachers, social workers, youth workers and other professionals working with vulnerable students to create positive learning environments to enhance the physical, emotional and relational wellbeing of our most sensitive students with learning, emotional, behavioural, trauma related, mental health, and sensory difficulties.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about and experience a range of strengths based, solution focused and supportive environmental strategies and activities such as, empathic listening, movement, narrative, therapeutic story writing and telling, sand tray and other sensory, expressive, artistic and movement activities to reduce stress, build resilience and address obstacles to learning, engagement and participation for this group of students. Students will work with and develop case study examples to demonstrate how these activities can be supported through creating area of sanctuary, from rooms, to classroom corners in early years, primary, secondary and special education settings.
This topic aims to assist professionals working in education-related fields to increase their knowledge trauma sensitive ways of working with vulnerable students. It aims to provide evidence based guidance from the field about practical ways professionals:
This knowledge and developing relational competence will assist in the development of trauma sensitive and inclusive learning environments and school communities.
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