This workshop is focused on how traumatic events in a child’s life can influence the educational process. This session includes information on how trauma affects an individual’s brain, emotions, and behavioral interactions. Although working with students who have experienced trauma can be challenging, there is hope through resilient relationships in school. In addition, the workshop will include information on the importance of professional self-care and maintaining healthy boundaries.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – or – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
*Registration starts 30 minutes prior to workshop


Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Center for Education & Outreach

Sharon Heatly, Kristin Atchley, and Lori Hollingsworth work for Norman Public Schools. Sharon is the Director of Guidance and Counseling while Kristin and Lori are Student Advocacy Coordinators at the two high schools. Norman Public Schools implemented the Student Advocacy program three years ago, and they have added two more Middle School Coordinators through a Victims of Crime grant. With this unique program, the Student Advocacy Coordinators focus on the importance of supporting students who have experienced bullying, harassment, sexual assault, and other types of trauma.

Workshop will include

  • Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
  • School Application
  • Creating Safety: Strategies & Interventions
  • Student Empowerment
  • Self-Care for Helping Professionals which include School Counselors and others in a school setting
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This workshop is provided free of charge through the generous support of