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Evaluation/Child Find
In person:The Neuropsychology of Stress and Trauma: How to Develop a Trauma Informed School

Trainings related to Child Find and Special Education Evaluations

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The Neuropsychology of Stress and Trauma: 

How to Develop a “Trauma Informed” School

By Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

This workshop will explore the neural underpinnings of stress, trauma, and emotional dysfunction in children and its impact upon learning.   Environmental deprivation, poverty, childhood abuse, witnessing violence, and pandemics can impact both cognitive and social-emotional development in children.  There will be a discussion on five steps that schools can take to become more “trauma-informed” In addition, specific strategies to assist students in their return to school from the recent pandemic will be shared.  Schools can enhance emotional wellness through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment and screening techniques, and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children.  Targeted assessment strategies, specific classroom accommodations, and detailed school-based interventions will be presented for at-risk students.

Presentation Goals

(1).  Discuss the prevalence of trauma and stress for school aged children, as well as the various sources from which trauma can occur.

(2)  Explore key brain regions that are impacted when students experience trauma, and the subsequent effect on academic and social skills’ development. 

(3)  Review five essential steps toward the development of a “trauma informed” school. 

(4)  Introduce the FACT trauma scale to measure the impact of trauma on academic functioning, as well as the PASS-12 screening instrument to assess for pandemic related anxiety concerns.

Learning Outcomes

(1) Participants will be able to craft an appropriate assessment battery for children in order to conduct a more “trauma-informed” evaluation. 

(2) Participants will be able to apply classroom accommodations along with school-wide interventions, and key coping strategies to induce a more positive school climate for all students.

(3)  Participants will be able to distinguish learning weaknesses due to the pandemic and school interruptions from actual learning disabilities when conducting a psychoeducational assessment on children. 

There are two price tiers for this event

1.       Region 10 public local education agencies receive free registration

2.       Out of Region and/or Private/Non-Profit entities pay $75.00

Discounts will be reflected at checkout.

If paying with a P.O., please send a copy of the P.O. to Heidy Carrillo at

Registration for this session has ended

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CEU
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Heidy Carrillo
Amy Smith
Latisha Stephenson
Date Time Location
12/9/2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Houston Room
Region 10
400 E. Spring Valley Road, Richardson, 75081-5101
Region 10 Education Service Center
Second Location
400 E. Spring Valley Rd.
904 Abrams Rd
Richardson, TX 75081-5101
Richardson, TX 75081
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