Creating Trauma Resilient Classrooms

Presented by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS

On Demand | Available Now


3 Hours | Approved for CEU’s


This workshop is on-demand, content will be available immediately after purchase.

Footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until November 4, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.

Registration will close on October 28, 2024. 

Research has since established resilience as essential for human thriving, and an ability necessary for the development of healthy, adaptable young people. It’s what enables students to emerge from challenging or traumatic experiences with a positive sense of themselves and their futures. Students who develop resilience are better able to face disappointment, learn from failure, cope with loss, and adapt to change. We recognize resilience in students when we observe their determination, and perseverance to tackle problems and cope with the emotional challenges of school and life. Resilience is not a genetic trait. It is derived from the ways that students learn to think and act when faced with obstacles large and small.

In this session, we will explore how to help students build the resilience they need to succeed in school and in life. We will review how trauma impacts students and their school experience and will provide concrete actions on the “how” to create support for all students and the school professionals who serve them.

  • Understand the impact of trauma and chronic stress on learning
  • Understand how to use the “Upside Down Triangle” to help students self-regulate
  • Learn the four S’s to building resilience
  • Identify triggers and alternative ways to respond
  • Learn how to create resilient mindsets by noticing and reframing your self-talk and stories
  • Review how to foster compassion to support ourselves and our students.
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, holds a master’s degree in family and child counselling from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from D’Youville College. She has over 38 years of experience as a special education teacher and child/family counsellor, with experience working in psychiatric settings creating therapeutic options for students who require higher levels of emotional and academic support. MaryAnn is a certified trainer at Life Space Crisis Intervention, which uses interactive therapeutic strategies to transform crisis situations into learning opportunities, and she teaches graduate-level courses in special education and educational psychology at two colleges in New York. Her passion is to help educators gain insights into student behaviours in order to create a safe learning environment where students can discover their talents. MaryAnn is the author of several books, including: Transformative Teaching: Changing Today’s Classroom Culturally, Academically and Emotionally; Respectful Discipline; Dealing with Difficult Parents; and Motivating the Unmotivated. MaryAnn’s course focus on practical solutions for helping students be successful in both the general education and the special education classroom. Her approach to behavioural intervention empowers students and provides realistic solutions for working with challenging behaviours.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$149.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Group rates and student discounts are available. Please contact for more information.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits

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