The School Psychologist’s Toolkit for Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools
By: Terri Sisson, Ed.S.
Children who have experienced trauma are more likely to have academic and behavioral problems at school, precisely the students brought to the attention of the school psychologist. This workshop explores the importance of creating trauma-sensitive sensitive schools, how to determine if a student has experienced trauma, as well as how to intervene effectively. Participants will learn strategies for assessment, counseling, and consultation and will leave with a virtual toolbox to use in every-day practice.
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Presenter: Terri Sisson, Ed.S.
Terri was a practicing school psychologist for 24 years and is currently an Educational Assessment Advisor for PAR, Inc. Terri has held several leadership positions in NASP and is the current president of the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists (VASP). She was selected as the VASP School Psychologist of the Year in 2011 and was awarded the 2017-18 Community Partnership Award from James Madison University for her support of JMU graduate students.
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