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Building and Teaching in a Trauma-Informed Classroom

10/25/2019 at 9:00AM - 3:30PM EST
Location: ACES - 205 Skiff St, Hamden, Connecticut, 06517

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COST: $130 (lunch not included)

PRESENTER: Viana Turcios-Cotto, Ph.D.


About 1 in 4 children witness or experience a traumatic event before the age of four, and almost 50% of children and adolescents in the United States have experienced at least one type of childhood trauma. In this training you will learn what childhood trauma is, how trauma impacts children and adolescents, and how symptoms might manifest in the classroom. We will also discuss potential triggers that students might face in the classroom and create concrete plans that can be implemented in the classroom to create a more trauma-sensitive experience for all students. 

Participants will learn:

  • What is childhood trauma, how trauma impacts children and adolescents, and how symptoms might manifest in the classroom
  • Potential triggers that students might face at school
  • Strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to create a more trauma-sensitive experience for all students

Participants should bring their own devices as some activities will require them to access items online.


Viana Turcios-Cotto, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Turcios-Cotto works daily with children, adolescents, and adults who have endured a variety of traumatic experiences. As an advanced graduate student, she trained at UConn Health's Psychological Trauma Clinic with renowned trauma psychologists Dr. Julian Ford and Dr. Jason Lang. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Turcios-Cotto earned her B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences and also became a certified elementary school teacher at Dartmouth College. Dr. Turcios-Cotto also earned her Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and taught second and third grade at a public school in Manchester, CT.