Trauma-informed Instruction: Building Strong 1:1 Relationships
About the course
Students who experience trauma often struggle in school. Learn how to build a foundation for hope and healing with students impacted by trauma, through a series of brief conversations over a span of ten consecutive days. This course, designed for teachers, specialists, and administrators in grades K-12, demonstrates an example of a two-minute conversation with Kate, age 9. Next, Barbara is joined by a therapeutic mentor, MichaelAngelo Colon, to reflect on the conversation with Kate in order to identify insights and action steps. Tools to make strategy implementation easier are provided, such as a 2-minute conversation script, discussion tracking datasheet, and 2 x 10 class roster. With 2×10, you can make a difference for your affected student one conversation at a time.
About the instructor
Barbara Cheney is a veteran teacher with experience in urban, rural, and alternative settings. She has taught in grades K-12 with certifications in English as a Second Language K-12, English 7-12 and history 7-12. Currently, Barbara is a teacher at an elementary school in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is on the faculty of a graduate school program for educator licensure and a member of the Heart Spring Community at the Center for Adolescent Studies, where she continues to develop her expertise in helping youth impacted by trauma.