Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress
with Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes

Half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. Much has been written about these students from a therapeutic perspective however, little has been written about teaching this population, and doing so from a strengths-based perspective.

Using real-world examples as well as research-based principles, this symposium will show how to

  • Identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom
  • Connect to students’ experiences through instructional planning and delivery
  • Foster students’ strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences.

This blended-learning symposium will encourage educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence and chronic stress. In this unique environment, participants will have the chance to interact with the authors directly via a live stream, while processing their learning in small groups with professional facilitators at several locations across our state.

When: April 30, 2019  |  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Cost: $165 a person  |  Teams of three or more have a reduced rate of $145/each (Use coupon code TEAM at checkout)
This cost includes a copy of Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress, a 1 year membership to Michigan ASCD, and a light lunch.

Locations: Click on an individual location to view it on a map. To view a map of all locations to see which is closest to you, click here.


To download a pdf copy of the program flyer, please click here.