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Trauma-Informed Instruction

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In an effort to provide more regional opportunities for professional learning, UEA convened a series of trainings on trauma-informed instruction. The first three sessions were held Dec. 7 (St. George) and Jan. 25 (Ogden and Murray). A final training scheduled for Mar. 21 in Spanish Fork has been postponed. The goal is to help educators understand the impact of trauma on student learning and behavior, develop skills to create more trauma-sensitive classrooms and schools, provide more supports for under-served students and promote social and racial justice. At the workshops, teachers learned self-care strategies, as well as the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on student learning and skills for building student resilience.

Trauma-Informed Instruction Workshops

Workshop training in 2019-20 included an emphasis on compassion fatigue among educators and the importance of self-care, the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on student learning and skills for building resilience and successful strategies for students and classrooms. 

Participants must register to attend and space is limited. Re-licensure credit is available. Workshops are held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (lunch provided):

  • Postponed Spanish Fork - Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Nebo School District Office) - Register Now!

Trainers to lead the workshop discussions were selected from a statewide pool of UEA member applicants. The 2019-20 Trauma-Informed Workshop trainers are:

  • Bethany Baker – Washington County Education Association
  • Jason Basinger – Salt Lake Education Association
  • Grace Blair – Provo Education Association
  • Caren Burns – Granite Education Association
  • Lelia Pollet – Beaver Education Association
  • Theresa Stanton – Cache Education Association

Additional Information 

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Jones, Director of Education Excellence and Government Relations at (801) 417-0241 or