Sanctuary Spaces - Trauma Responsive Coaching
Young people in our inner-cities are exposed to an overwhelming amount of stress and violence. Many of the adults who serve these youth do not come from the same level of environmental trauma. As a result, they often experience vicarious trauma. They also can easily misinterpret student behavior through the lens of "defiance," rather than through a trauma-responsive lens. If adults become aware of trauma and its impact on learning and development, they are far more likely to respond in way that don't cause further harm. They also can begin to develop skillful ways to respond the youth they serve and support them in growing and learning.
These workshops can be tailored to the needs of any community which serves youth who have experienced past trauma or are experiencing on-going trauma.
Trauma-Responsive Teaching/ Program Development
(includes site specific goal-setting)
students/ when to ask for help
Community-Responsive Curriculum Development