|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C28 (Graduate)|
|Instructor:||Joelle van Lent, Psy.D. & Gillian Boudreau|
First four meeting dates: Trader Duke’s Hotel & Conference Center, S. Burlington, VTFinal meeting date (May 17): Faith Methodist Church, South Burlington, VT
|Dates and Times:||January 15 - May 17, 2019. In-person meetings on: Jan 15, Feb 15, March 14, April 9 & May 17. 8:30-3:30 each day (some days will require an additional .5 to 1 hour for course takers)|
Note: Course payment of $1,590 is due and payable to VT-HEC.
This training is designed from current research on the key components and protective factors that foster resilience in children who are contending with a wide variety of stressors including developmental trauma, mental health challenges, intellectual and learning variations, developmental disabilities, and chronic adversity within their environment. Dr. van Lent and Dr. Boudreau will identify key elements and approaches for creating environments in which children can thrive. The training will include an in-depth discussion of the impact of early neglect and trauma on a child’s development, specifically the child’s ability to form healthy relationships, respond to context, engage in learning, and develop a positive self-concept. Included in the training will be a comprehensive framework and set of skills in mindfulness techniques and their utility in increasing trauma sensitivity. The strategies and techniques presented in this course can be applied universally and as Tier I interventions to benefit all students in the school community. This course will address challenges and helpful approaches for effective organizational change, including discussion related to identifying and addressing implicit bias in schools and compassion fatigue.
Audience: This course is suitable for anyone serving children and families in Vermont schools. All educators are welcome and no prior training is required.
Students and families are facing increasing stress related to environmental factors (i.e. poverty, substance addiction, homelessness, chronic health factors, unmediated technology, etc.). Public schools are facing the challenge of creating environments in which all students can engage and thrive despite such a wide variety of adversities. Research indicates that intentional efforts to foster the resilience of all students, even those typically developing, dramatically increases their academic and developmental success, as well as reduces their risk for a wide variety of adulthood challenges. This course provides increased awareness and teaches specific approaches to foster the resilience of students through the protective factors and essential skills shown to make the most impact. Students taking this course will develop increased awareness, competency, and hope in their ability to impact their school system and students’ development in positive ways. Students taking this course will also gain increased awareness and competency related to concepts of organizational change, identifying and addressing implicit bias, and compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma.
Day 1 & 2 (Joelle van Lent, Psy.D.)
Day 3 & 4 (Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D.)
Day 5 (Joelle van Lent, Psy.D., Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D.)
Required text is not included in the course tuition.
Fostering Resilient Learners. Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers. Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (January 29, 2016) ISBN-10: 1416621075
Joelle van Lent