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Trauma-Informed Practices

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often mistaken for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in school-aged children.  Thanks to Dr. Bruce Perry's ground-breaking research, we are now able to identify and treat students who are suffering from trauma in a way that supports their overall social-emotional and academic growth.


WHP is thrilled to offer "Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators," an online self-paced training through UMASS Global.  In this course, educators will learn how to effectively incorporate TIP into their practice to help students feel regulated and relationally safe so they can absorb academic content more effectively.  Topics include:

  • Understanding the neuroscience of learning (including dosing stress, heterogeneous stress response, and the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME)

  • Creating trauma-informed lesson plans

  • Applying effective interventions

  • Executing de-escalation strategies

  • Utilizing schools as a buffer to trauma

  • Understanding relational sensitivity, mirror neurons, and how your way of operating your classroom/school may be impacting your students and colleagues

CLICK HERE to get started!!!

(Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/Professional Development hours awarded upon successful course completion.)


WHP has provided informal trauma-informed practice support throughout its work with students, teachers, administrators, and counselors.  WHP is a current student of the Child Trauma Academy and is eager to continue working with schools and districts to provide support for students who have been victims of trauma.  Please visit our PD, Training & Workshop page to see how we can help your school/district.

WHP recognizes that all schools and districts are different and have different needs; programs, services and products can be tailored to specific needs of your site/district.  

For partnership opportunities, please contact.

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