Trauma Smart: The Journey to Become a Trauma Informed School Community
Start Date 04/18/2017 09:00 AM
End Date 04/18/2017 03:00 PM
Address KASB. 1420 SW Arrowhead Rd. Topeka, Ka 66604-4024

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 learning.

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.

Helpful Information

Dress.
Keep in mind the temperature at seminar sites may vary. Dressing in layers is recommended.

Accommodations.
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 in advance.

Cancellations.
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.

TraumaSmartWS Brochure.pdf