We will meet for a 90-minute live video workshop session each Tuesday for three consecutive weeks.
Wednesday, November 13th, 20th, and December 4th.
7:00 to 8:30 pm Eastern Time
6:00 to 7:30 pm Central Time
5:00 to 6:30 pm Mountain Time
4:00 to 5:30 pm Pacific Time
Survivors of childhood trauma are up to 5,000 times more likely to develop mental health and behavioral challenges such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, illegal drug use, etc.
More than half of both men and women in the United States report exposure to at least one traumatic life event.
Traumatic events include both personal experiences and being exposed to those around us impacted by abuse, trauma, mental illness or addiction.
So, what does this mean for our classrooms?
This 3-part series has been developed by Brynn Rangel and Maria Eva Chaffin to bring us together as a community to learn:
-What is trauma?
-How does trauma affect our students?
-How can we provide Trauma-Informed Care?
-How can Montessori help children heal from trauma?
-How can we meet the emotional and behavioral challenges that often present when students are victims of trauma?
This series will give information and insight to help equip you to help meet the needs of your students! There will also be time for discussion and Q & A about specific situations that you are facing in your classrooms.
All students who complete the course will get a Certificate of Completion from the Montessori Foundation.
Additionally, if you are interested, Sarasota University offers Continuing Education Units for a fee of $20.
Working with The Montessori Foundation, Montessori Guide and Special Educator, Maria Eva Chaffin, M.S, M.Ed.; and Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel, M.B.A., BCBA, LBA, have joined together to deliver comprehensive and unique insight and guidance on addressing the needs of children affected by trauma.
Brynn Rangel brings her insight as a Behavior Analyst in the Montessori classroom to better understand and identify levels of need and strategies for children with histories of trauma and special needs.
Maria Eva Chaffin offers extensive Montessori and Special Needs teaching and classroom experience to leverage the Montessori Method to meet the classroom needs of children with varying levels of exceptionalities.
By Nancy Anastasio