National Education Conference

February 17-19, 2021 • Virtual Programming

I Learned about ACEs, Now What? Trauma-Informed Support and Practices for Youth

Much has been presented on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma. This workshop will go beyond, focusing on evidence-based practices to use with youth experiencing trauma. Strategies such as Connect, then Redirect; SIFTing, and Co-Regulation will be discussed and practiced. Participants will be able to model these strategies so youth can rise above their circumstances in times of stress and adversity. Participants will also learn how to nurture resilience in the youth with whom they work.

Over the past several years, the Graduation and Outcomes for Success for OSY (GOSOSY) Consortium, funded under the ED Office of Migrant Education, has been a leader in exploring ways to support the mental health of youth, specifically migrant students. This interactive session will introduce the free-of-charge GOSOSY Personal Wellness Manual (permanently housed on the website). The workshop will start with a brief walk-through of the online modules: ACEs, Trauma, Cultural Responsiveness, Resilience, Mindfulness, Self-care and Trauma-Informed Support and Practices (each module includes a trainer manual, presentation, and resources). The workshop will focus specifically on Module 7: Trauma-Informed Support and Practices.