This course is designed to help classroom teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel gain strategies to reach and teach students who have been affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of stress and trauma and explore how stress, violence, and trauma affect a student's learning, cognitive brain development, and social-emotional development. The short- and long-term consequences of being exposed to stress, trauma, or violence, as well as the social and family causes, will be reviewed. The dynamics of domestic violence and community violence are also discussed, as is the educator's role in the intervention and prevention of violence.
30 PDPs received after successful completion of this course. To register for PDPs through Berkshire Community College, please call (413) 236-2127 or email [email protected]. VESi recommends that you check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify this course offering will meet your district and/or state requirement for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure
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