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Caring Educators are Key

Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D., is CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s Director of Professional Learning. Training school-based teams in Trauma Informed Practice, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, and Social Emotional Learning, Tim supports educators throughout Southern Arizona in creating systems that ensure social, emotional, and academic achievement for all learners.

According to RecognizeTrauma.org, 26% of our learners have experienced a traumatic event before the age of 4. Students of all ages need our help to feel safe at school, regulate emotions, and see themselves as in charge of their own achievement. Trauma Informed Practice is about understanding how trauma affects how students learn, and designing our classrooms and our instruction to help children heal.

Register for Trauma Informed Practice and be part of powerful community of learners. You’ll get the latest research evidence on trauma informed practice and also receive guided practice in essential trauma informed strategies.

Then, after lunch, choose one of four powerful afternoon break-out sessions:

Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Learning—Explore and get access to a free PreK – 6th

Shannon Smith, Sanford Harmony, Social Emotional Learning
Shannon Smith, Sanford Harmony Ambassador with National University and Expert in Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

Grade social emotional learning resource for trauma informed classrooms available in digital and print.

Mindfulness—Learn what mindfulness is all about, why mindfulness should be part of your trauma informed practice, and how to bring mindfulness to your classroom.


Trauma Informed Strategies in Middle and High School—Discover how to interpret learners behavior through the latest in brain-based research. Then, learn how to respond to unexpected behaviors in ways that honor the entire classroom and support students who have experienced trauma.

Erica Saunders is City High School’s counselor and Wellness Director. Erica presents on brain-based research, how trauma affects brain development, and what trauma informed professionals can do to support children and youth who are victims of trauma.

Reading Room—Enjoy uninterrupted time to browse the latest books and scholarly articles. Choose either independent reading and reflection, or participate in a guided reading club with your colleagues.


Tamela Thomas, School Leader, Mentor, and Trauma Informed Educator
Tamela Thomas is an Assistant Principal at Tucson High Magnet School. With her experience mentor for teachers, youth, and colleagues and her doctoral level coursework in identity, equity, and social justice, Tamela connects trauma informed practice to creating positive, safe, and nurturing environments for all students.

Click here to register!  Registration is $45 per person until October 31st, 2018, and $55 per person from November 1st to November 17th, 2018.