Resetting for Resilience

Resetting for Resilience builds upon Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools, with a strong focus on understanding the link between a student’s private logic and their academic achievement and behavior deficits in the Circle of Courage’s universal needs. Participants will learn how to integrate positive behavior intervention supports, rewards, and consequences into their classroom management systems. Participants will also learn how to assess students and create behavior support plans for each. Trauma-informed, resilience-focused student and classroom scenarios will be presented and discussed in small groups, in addition to Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Strategies to collaborate with families and communities and to support staff will be presented, as well as examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of private logic and provide at least two examples of how private logic impacts behavior in the school setting
  • Provide at least three examples of behavior supports for students who do not have all of their universal needs met
  • Contrast trauma-informed, resilience-focused discipline and traditional school discipline practices
  • Identify how positive behavior intervention supports can be integrated into trauma-informed and resilience-focused classrooms without using behavior management charts
  • Discuss the importance of prioritizing in-classroom resets
  • Describe the restore process from multiple settings (office, home, etc.)
  • Identify at least two of the most important things parents need to know about how trauma impacts learning and behavior
  • Identify at least three ways your school can collaborate with community
  • Describe the importance of self-care for educators and other school professionals
  • Name at least three evaluation strategies to use to determine your schools level of trauma-informed and resilience-focused practices


  • Course Guidebook
  • Course PowerPoint Handout

Please Note:

  • This course covers the last 4 of the 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed School, and covers Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports such as resets that occur outside of the classroom; the course also provides an in-depth overview of how to assess and develop Behavior Support Plans for students using the Circle of Courage model
  • If you have taken the course Trauma-Informed Schools prior to September 2018, there will be some overlapping content
  • Resetting for Resilience is the second step toward achieving Certified Trauma Practioner (Educational Track) or Certified Trainer certification
  • If you are interested in scheduling an in-person training, please email