Course Description

Helps classroom teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel gain strategies to reach and teach students who have been affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. Explains the signs and symptoms of stress and trauma. Explores how stress, violence, and trauma affect a student's learning, cognitive brain development and social-emotional development. Reviews the short-and long-term consequences of being exposed to stress, trauma or violence, as well as the social and family causes. Covers the dynamics of domestic violence and community violence. Also discusses the educator's role in the intervention and prevention of violence.


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Section Title
Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma, & Violence on Student Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Virtual Education Software Inc.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Joan Halverstadt is the course facilitator
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