Shorewood Public Library Explores Trauma Sensitive Schools in Wisconsin

Sara Daniel, Vice President of Education for SaintA, will share information about current education trends in a lecture titled “Trauma Sensitive Schools in Wisconsin.” The event will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 14th in the lower level meeting room of the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 North Murray Avenue.

Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) is a framework and philosophy that is beginning to take root in schools across the world. In a TSS, educators acknowledge the high prevalence adversity in our school communities through an understanding of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (CDC, 1998) as well as advances in neuroscience that help us to understand the potential impact of trauma on development, learning, and behavior. Under the leadership of the Department of Public Instruction and SaintA, Wisconsin schools are leading the nation in implementation of innovative TSS strategies and practices in the classroom. In this presentation, Daniel will help participants to understand the components of a trauma sensitive school and to hear about the work happening in our school communities.

Dr. Arthur Anderson, Director of Special Education for the Shorewood School District will also provide local perspective to enhance the discussion.

Daniel earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a licensed clinical social worker. Since 1997, she has been collaborating with school districts and early care settings to provide consultation and training in working with students affected by trauma, mental health issues or behavioral challenges. Daniel oversees a continuum of services that provide for students, families and schools to support student success. Daniel is also a senior coach and consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Trauma Sensitive School Initiative and the co-author of the Trauma Sensitive Schools Learning Module Series.

This event is free and open to the public.

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