Dr. Linda Chamberlain, Heather Coulahan and Michelle Byer
- Dates: February 11, 13, 27 and March 27. All webinars are from 3:45-5:45 PM.
Trauma engaged schools provide foundational supports for student learning and well-being. Learn the latest research around teaching self-regulation — and how to take take care of yourself in the process. Then explore the nuts and bolts of how Alaskan districts are “opening their ears and hearts” to promoting self-regulation and well-being in both students and adults.
Webinar 1: The Neurobiology of Safety: Opening Our Ears and Hearts to Self-Regulation (Dr. Linda Chamberlain) The neurobiology of safety has led to a new awareness of how behavior is driven by our autonomic nervous system. This system is continually scanning our internal and external environment for cues of safety that will determine our capacity to perceive human voice and socially engage. Linda will explain what neuroception is and why it is an important consideration for trauma-engaged school policies. She will discuss two interventions that have their foundations in this research: the “Safe and Sound Protocol” and HeartMath.
Webinar 2: Building Vicarious Resilience: A Strengths-based Approach to Prevent Compassion Fatigue (Dr. Linda Chamberlain) Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are predictable and preventable occupational hazards in settings such as schools where there can be daily exposure to the suffering of others. Unaddressed, these issues can affect our work, relationships and health and lead to systemic dysfunction in an organization. The warning signs of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma at the personal and organizational level will be discussed. Strategies for self-care and organizational response will be highlighted along with strategies to nurture vicarious resilience.
In the third and fourth webinars Heather Coulehan and Michelle Byer will discuss the application of the strength-based approaches introduced by Dr. Chamberlain through examples and stories from schools across Alaska. These webinars will explore how Alaskan districts are promoting self-regulation and well-being in both students and adults. They will draw on their experience supporting schools and communities in co-creating culturally responsive social emotional learning to discuss an Alaska-based framework that can be used at the classroom, building or district level.
- Target Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators
- Registration Fee: $75 for educators from Level 1 school districts and organizations.
- $195 for all others. No cost for BSSD, LKSD or NSBSD Educators
- Credit: One university credit is available for attending all webinars and participating in online assignments and discussions. There is an additional tuition fee of $125 for the credit.