The Trauma-Informed approach helps create a safe and responsive school environment that improves self-regulation, reduces behavioral problems and enhances student engagement. By adopting a Trauma-Informed approach, schools undertake a paradigm shift at the staff and organizational level to understand, recognize and address the needs of students who are impacted by trauma.
Trauma is a pervasive, damaging and costly public health problem that is a near- universal experience for students with severe social, emotional and behavioral problems. Trauma damages the parts of the brain that students most need for school and life success.
Presenter:Timothy J. Callahan, Psy.D. is the Director of Mental Health Services for the Greene County Educational Service Center. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in 1989, and his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1985. He has worked extensively with children, teens and adults in variety of settings. Dr. Callahan is a co-author of 2009 Wounded Children, Healing Homesandwas a contributing author for the 2008 Whole Life Adoption Book; both books focus on child maltreatment. He was previously Chief of Psychology for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, and clinical director for a large youth serving community mental health agency. Dr. Callahan has presented over 200 professional workshops and trainings relevant to work with children and teens.
When: February 27th, 2019 from 8:30am – 11:30am
Where: Greene County ESC, 360 E. Enon Rd. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Cost: Free for GCESC Staff, $25 for Greene County District Staff, $50 for Out-of-County District Staff
3 Contact Hours Available
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