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Turning Trauma into Teachable Moments (EDMA 232)

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Summer 2024 Dates: June 24 - August 18, 2024
*Synchronous (virtual) meetings: June 29 and August 3, 2024, 9:00 am - 11:00 am 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.

Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00 OR
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hour, $330.00

Course Description:
This course examines childhood trauma from the perspective of how it can be addressed in ways that make it a growth experience. It will outline the neurobiology of somatic experiences that can be either traumas or teachable moments so educators can develop strategies for approaching students in ways that reinforce social-emotional learning. Examples will be provided of how to manage students’ spatial, interpersonal, and temporal experiences to minimize stress and trauma. Assignments will be based on participants’ practicing different positive proactive somatic interactions.

Required Textbook:
Badenoch, Bonnie. (2018). The heart of trauma: Healing the embodied brain in the context of relationships. New York: W. W. Norton and Company.


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.