Empowering Professionals and Building Resilience in Atlanta Students

“The perspective gained from Starr’s conference is unparalleled.” – Julie McDaniel-Muldoon, Michigan educator and international speaker on the traumatic effects of bullying

A 2-day, Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools Workshop will be offered to education professionals in the greater-Atlanta area on October 24 & 25, 2019, to teach new tools to heal trauma and build resilience in all children.

Over the course of the 2-day workshop, Starr Commonwealth Certified Trauma Practitioner Kimberly Hodges, EdS., will teach two courses: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools and Resetting for Resilience; sharing her first-hand experience and real-life examples of how to put each set of principles into practice.

The cost for the workshops is $367, which includes course materials and 12 CEU’s (upon request). For an overview of each course and additional workshop details, please see below.

As an international leader in trauma-informed, resilience-focused practices and interventions, Starr Commonwealth is driven to heal children and empower the professionals that support them.

Workshop Details:
Date: August 26 & 27, 2019
Time: 9 am-4 pm
Cost: $367 (includes guidebooks and CEUs)
To Register: Email Kimberly Hodges at hope@khodgesconsulting.com

Hampton Inn & Suites-Atlanta/Decatur/Emory
116 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30031

Day 1: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools
Audience: All school professionals regardless of job title.
Overview: This course covers the first 6 of the “10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed School.”  School professionals will learn how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms – focusing on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators, and understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety, and promoting play will be presented.

This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.

Day 2: Resetting for Resilience
Audience:School professionals who want to build resiliency in young people.
Prerequisite: Completion of one of these courses: Trauma-Informed Schools or Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools.
Overview: Resetting for Resilience covers the last 4 of the “10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed School,” in addition to Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports – such as resets that occur outside of the classroom. There is a strong focus on understanding the link between private logic and deficits in the universal needs of the Circle of Courage®, each of which directly impacts/influences academic achievement and social and emotional development/behavior. An in-depth overview of how to assess and develop behavior support plans for students using the Circle of Courage® model will also be provided.

Completion of each course counts toward Trauma Practitioner Certification (CTP) through Starr Commonwealth. For more information about Starr certification, please visit https://starr.org/programs/certifications/

About Kimberly Hodges, EdS, CTP
Since 1995, Kim has worked with students identified as having severe emotional behavior disorders. She has served in the private residential and public-school settings as a behavior specialist, classroom teacher, and crisis interventionist.  Kim is a Certified Trauma Practitioner and Associate Trainer with Starr Commonwealth, as well as a trained Child Forensic Interviewer.  In 2016, Kim founded K. Hodges Consulting, LLC, to combat the devastating effects of childhood trauma through training, consultation, and advocacy. In addition, she continues to serve as Behavior Interventionist for South Metro GNETS (Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support).

For more information on how to become a Starr Associate Trainer, please contact Starr at info@starr.org. Together, we are driven to heal.

Unable to attend the workshops due to schedule conflicts? Please check out Starr’s eLearning platform, where each course and more can be taken from the comforts of your own home!

By Deva Ludwig

About Starr Commonwealth

Starr Commonwealth is dedicated to the mission to lead with courage to create positive experiences so that all children, families, and communities flourish. We specialize in residential, community-based, educational, and professional training programs that build on the strengths of children, adults, and families in communities around the world. To schedule a training or consultation, please contact info@starr.org or call 800-837-5591.