Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment with Kristin Souers
February 21st, 2019, 8:30am - 9:30am | Medinah Shrine Center


Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment with Kristin Souers


Admin Academy #1374: Implementing Social and Emotional Learning Systemwide to Improve Student Achievement


Childhood trauma is real, it is prevalent, and it impacts students, their learning, and the adults in their lives significantly. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting. Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to explore more in-depth the importance of fostering a culture of safety, predictability, and consistency; what it truly means to work as a team and address our students collectively; discuss a handful of strategies to support the New Three R's (Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation); and how to sustain a healthy work/life balance.


Attendees will explore their roles as leaders and gain strategies for both student and adult support. Attendees will be given opportunities to collaborate and problem-solve scenarios associated with fostering a trauma sensitive environment.


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 www.conferences.illinoisstate.edu/ILASCD

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:


IL ASCD Member $215

1 Person Each $264** (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $234*** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $224***

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Registration deadline: Feb. 14, 2019


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  tekerr@ilstu.edu