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Trauma Centered School Cultures (EDMA 259)

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3 Semester Hours of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: June 17 - August 11, 2024
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hour, $330.00
Blended Format:
This course describes the issues childhood trauma introduces into education environments and how schools can create cultures that promote students’ developing the resilience to thrive in safe educational environments. The course will describe the nature of trauma and how it affects children and the adults who care for them. It provides strategies schools can apply to promote psychological health and the social, emotional, and intellectual skills necessary to become resilient.
*Synchronous (virtual) meetings will be held June 22 and July 27 from 9:00 am -11:00 pm CST.
*Attendance Policy:
Since this course is structured to include mandatory synchronous meetings, regular and punctual attendance is of prime importance.  Students are expected to attend all virtual class meetings.
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Instructor: Damien Chance and Robert Stensrud, EdD

Required Textbooks:
Craig, S. (2015). Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Children’s Lives, K-5. New York: Teachers College Press. ISBN 10-9780807757451.

This course may not run as scheduled if we do not reach our minimum number of registrations. Should this occur, all registered students will have the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling the registration over into the following semester.