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School Trauma Webinars

January 29 @ 3:30 pm - May 6 @ 4:30 pm

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GCU & ASBA present: Making Ties: Handling School Trauma Webinar Series

Grand Canyon University has partnered with the Arizona School Boards Association to offer this free, can’t-miss opportunity for anyone involved in K12 education. Participants will analyze what school trauma really means and dive deeper into how to deal with trauma in K12 schools.

GCU & ASBA present: Making Ties: Handling School Trauma Webinar Series

01/29/2020Understanding Trauma in Our Schools3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Listen here
02/12/2020Making the Case for Trauma Informed Education Supports3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Listen here
03/04/2020Systematic Approaches to Trauma Informed Education Supports3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Listen here
05/06/2020Addressing trauma during emergency remote learning 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Register here

Webinar Descriptions:

Jan. 29, 3:30 – 4:30 pm


  • Defining trauma
  • Types of trauma
  • Effects of trauma in schools for both adults and students
  • What trauma looks like within:
    • Poverty
    • Culturally marginalized groups
    • Affluent communities

Hear the information followed by a discussion by a live panel of K12 professionals.

Feb. 12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm


  • Considering culture as a precursor to academics
  • The business benefits of trauma-informed practices in schools
  • Navigating political gray areas
  • The district/school’s role in addressing academics, teacher retention, and overall financial health

Current research in these areas will be reviewed, followed by a live discussion with two K12 school superintendents.

March 4, 3:30 – 4:30 pm


  • Restorative practices
  • PBIS
  • Mindfulness
  • Implementation guides

Attendees will be given an overview of systemic approaches and hear vignettes from Arizona schools who are currently engaged in implementation.

May 6, 3:30 – 4:30


  • Teaching and learning during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Addressing trauma in a remote learning environment
  • Resources for families and schools

This webinar will take a look at the issues facing students and teachers during remote learning. We will also examine what teachers, administrators and school board members can do during this time. Finally, we will investigate resources available to students and families.


January 29 @ 3:30 pm
May 6 @ 4:30 pm