Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools teaches school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on 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 are 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.

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

  • Identify at least five questions to ask to promote a trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset when working with students in the school setting.
  • Identify the four main protective factors of resilient youth.
  • Discuss the four universal needs and provide examples to support each.
  • Name three differences between grief and trauma reactions.
  • Identify the three main functions of the deep brain.
  • Identify at least three functions of the outer brain.
  • Describe how trauma impacts the deep and outer brain functions specifically in the school setting.
  • Identify at least five ways trauma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms may overlap.
  • Identify at least five proactive strategies for every classroom.
  • Name at least three of the top fears of school-age children.


  • Course Guidebook
  • Course PowerPoint Handout

Please Note:

  • This course covers the first 6 steps of the 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed School (if you have taken Trauma-Informed Schools prior) and includes portions from our former Courageous Classrooms/Courageous Connections courses
  • Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools is the first step toward achieving Certified Trauma Practioner (Educational Track) or Certified Trainer certification
  • If you are interested in scheduling an in-person training, please email