Trauma Informed Conference

Trauma Informed Conference

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Northwestern College, Orange City IA

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Cost: $90 | Group rate: $75 (6 or more) | lunch included 
Credit Available: 1 License Renewal credit $50 | 1 Graduate credit $150    

3rd Annual Trauma Informed School Conference 
The one-day conference offers training for PreK-12 school administrators, counselors, teachers, educational support staff, social workers and anyone who works with others who have experienced trauma. Gain a better understanding of the impact of traumatic events and behavior outcomes in students and learn the most current strategies and tools needed to create a trauma-informed learning environment. 

Trauma impacts a student's learning, behavior and relationships at school and beyond. By developing a better understanding of trauma, its impact and signs, schools can create safe, empathetic and supportive learning environments for all students. 

Group discount 

Bring your team of 6 or more for the discounted group rate of $75 for each attendee.

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8:00 a.m. Registration and Check-in
8:30 a.m.
Opening keynote Mattering IS the Agenda
Angela Maiers
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Morning breakout 1

If I Lived Through That, I Can Face Anything | Dr. Val Stokes 
Exploring the work of The Body Keeps the Score | Stefanie Behrens 
Collaborative Problem Solving | Brenda Langstraat Janish and Jan Turbes
11:15 a.m. - Noon

Morning breakout 2

Setting Children Up for Success | Darcie Van Voorst
Mattering is Essential to Our Life | Angela Maiers
Collaborative Problem Solving | Brenda Langstraat Janish and Jan Turbes
Noon - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (catered)
12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Vendor/Resource Fair
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Afternoon breakout 1

Foster and Adoptive Youth at School: What Teachers Need to Know to Help Kids Heal | Nikki Van Ginkel
Documentary: Resilience, The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope Presented by ISU Extension
Addressing School Mental Health through MHTTC: A Spotlight on Crisis Prevention and Intervention | Hannah West 
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Afternoon breakout 2

It's All a Practice | Tori Albright 
Documentary: Resilience, The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope Presented by ISU Extension
Using the Empowerment Toolbelt to Combat Bullying, Rude and Mean Behaviors Laurel Klaassen
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Closing Endnote It Takes a Community to Succeed, by Preparing Together for Success
Dr. Paul Gausman
4:00 p.m.
Graduate Credit Meeting | Dr. Laura Heitritter

Register by March 30th.
Please contact  online@ or 712-707-7388 with questions about the conference, registration or if you would like to be a vendor for this event. 


Angela Maiers Trauma Conference Keynote SpeakerAngela Maiers

Angela Maiers is a world-renowned author, entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and educator, whose transformative message of the importance of mattering has the power to unleash the genius in us all. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world. 

Angela founded Choose2Matter to bring the world hope by helping every individual embrace their value and potential contribution. Initially launched to challenge and inspire students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems, Choose2Matter has evolved into a movement that supports parents, educators, and employees around the world.  Learn more about Angela

Conference Partnership  

This conference is offered by Northwestern College's Education and Graduate & Adult Learning departments in partnership with the Northwest AEA and the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.

 Trauma Informed Conference sponsors