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How Trauma Affects a Student’s Psyche: What Educators Need to Know and Do



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Dyane Lewis Carrere, M.Ed.



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How Trauma Affects a Student’s Psyche: What Educators Need to Know and Do

Presented by: Dyane Lewis Carrere, M.Ed.

Who this chat is for: Classroom teachers, support personnel, administrators

If we conceptualize trauma as an “emotional heart attack,” what would that lead us to do as education professionals? What would we choose NOT to do? Discover the answers in this presentation by Dyane Lewis Carrere, M.Ed., author of The Re-Set Process, a trauma-informed, neuroscience-based approach to improving behavioral success in children from Grades K–8. This engaging session will explore the ways in which trauma affects children’s psyches: how they feel about themselves and how they relate to others and their world. Carrere will also connect those understandings with practical strategies that attendees can implement in their classrooms and schools.


  • Consider the roles of safety and trust (or lack thereof) in how a student functions, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Learn about the protective behaviors educators may see in their students as a result of trauma
  • Discover strategies that create a safe and trusting emotional environment
  • Examine some traditional school practices that may undermine a student’s sense of safety, connection with others, and self-concept
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