About this Workshop
This day-long workshop will provide participants with an
overview of the prevalence of trauma within the school-age population and its
consequences. Untreated childhood trauma presents lifelong physical and mental
health challenges and consequences for learning. Students who don’t feel
connected and can’t self-regulate their bodies do not have brains online for
In a trauma informed school, adults understand the needs of students
who have experienced trauma. We can’t protect all children from traumatic
experiences; but, we can help them cope and recover. A trauma informed school benefits all students
regardless of their trauma history.
About the Presenter
Marcia R. Weseman Ed.D
Trainer, Trauma Smart
Crittenton Children’s Center
Saint Luke’s Health System
Dr. Marcia Weseman spent more than three decades in eight Kansas school districts as a teacher, elementary and middle school principal, and district administrator. Most recently, she worked as an interim assistant superintendent in the Turner USD 202 following her retirement from the Blue Valley USD 229.
Her current position is Trainer for the Trauma Smart Program at Crittenton Children’s Center, Kansas City, MO, part of the St. Luke’s Health System.
She did her undergraduate and master’s work at Washburn University and earned her doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1995.
Her passion has long been mentoring educators to do whatever it takes to make a positive difference for students. She now tries to achieve that goal by helping educators become Trauma Informed.
Keep in mind the temperature at seminar sites may vary. Dressing in layers is recommended.
KASB will try to accommodate persons with special
dietary needs or disabilities and provide access to all association sponsored
programs. Please let us know of needed accommodations at least two weeks
To avoid being charged the full registration fee
CANCELLATIONS must be made 48 hours prior to the start of on-site
registration the day of the workshop.