Administrator Academy Workshops

Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment with Kristin Souers
February 19th, 2020, 8:30am - 3:00pm | Bobak's Signature Events

Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment with Kristin Souers

                                                        Administrator Academy #1374


Childhood trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (co-author of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom – ASCD, 2016) about the importance of incorporating trauma-invested practices in the school setting. Incorporating research, building a common vocabulary, and exploring the impact of stress on the brain development begins our exploration. And because we’re in a service-oriented profession and continuously look outward to help others, we’ll turn our lenses around to build self-awareness, investigate the power of relationship, examine our belief systems, and embrace the concept of grace as we collaboratively build a Culture of Safety for our students, families, staffs, and communities. If we’re going to be good to others, first and foremost we’ve got to be good to ourselves. This session is rich with strategies and approaches to do just that…so we can foster resilient learners.


1. Participants will deepen their understanding of key vocabulary and research around childhood trauma, the effect of      toxic stress on brain development, and the need for us to create a #TraumaInvested learning
2. Participants will embrace the need to build self-awareness and tend to their self-care in order to be primed and      ready to effectively support their students and children.


Registration Includes:

  • Six Professional Development Hours
  • AA
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Parking


As an independent consultant, adjunct faculty member at the Gonzaga University School of Education in the Counselor Education Department, and the assistant director of the Washington State University Child and Family Research Unit, Souers now provides crucial professional development, consultation, education, and training
services to schools, school districts, and organizations throughout the country. She has presented to hundreds of audiences, facilitated group learning, supervised internships, directed programs, and supported the learning and growth of countless educators, caregiving professionals, and other individuals.





Ways to Register

On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at

Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. through Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: ILASCD Souers — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.


Conference Fees:

Early Bird Rate - good thru 11/15/19:  $179

IL ASCD Member $199

1 Person Each $248* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $228** (2 or more attendees for the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $218**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Registration deadline: February 12, 2020


A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline.  Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed.  Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing