Course Description

Do you want to know how to address the needs of students who come to class having experienced trauma? Are you interested in learning specific techniques so you know what it takes to create a trauma-sensitive classroom? The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom, by Patricia Jennings, provides all the tools and strategies you need not only to recognize the signs of trauma and adversity in students but also to play that important role in helping students overcome their challenges and focus on their strengths. This will enable students to be more successful in the classroom and help teachers care for themselves first, so they have the resilience to maintain mindful compassion while teaching.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will know:

  • The answers to fundamental questions so they understand what trauma and chronic stress look like in children.
  • How to address trauma in schools and how to create a trauma-sensitive classrooom
  • How to build resilience in themselves so they can teach these students effectively with mindful compassion.
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Section Title
Book Study: The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $355.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom, Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching by Patricia Jennings, Foreword by Daniel J. Siegel

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Teacher Study.

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

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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