Trauma Informed Practices that Foster Student Resilience
Trauma Informed Supports for Educators and Students
The challenges of this pandemic and the trauma we have all experienced, has had a huge impact on students and teachers and will likely cause a ripple effect of academic deficiencies that will stretch into the coming years. As we begin this new school year, districts and administrators are focusing on what we must do to address the trauma and meet the social emotional needs of students. There has never been a greater need for trauma informed practices and a focus on fostering resilience in our students and staff than we are seeing right now!
In this webinar we discuss how to make student mental health a priority in your schools and classrooms, how to help students that are struggling emotionally and lacking motivation, and what we can do foster resilience in ourselves and others.
Dr. Anissa Reilly
Dr. Reilly has been in education for over 30 years. For just under the last 15, she has been the principal of an elementary school in a large urban school district. She received her undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, her master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education, and her doctorate from The Sage Colleges of Albany. She is the president and owner of Giant Step 6 LLC. Her primary goal and passion as the senior consultant is to develop national and global leaders so they can effectively lead their perspective organization. She is the loving wife of Gordon Reilly Jr. and the mother of four amazing young people. She recently received proclamations from New York State Senator Jose Serrano and New York City Council Woman Vanessa Gibson for her assistance with improving the lives of the people in her community. The first book in her leadership series, “5 Buckets of Leadership: Speaking in the Moment” is soon to be released on Amazon. The date for the release of her children’s book series about an African-American female educational superhero named, Dr. Action, is soon to be scheduled. For more information, visit our website: GiantStep6LLC.com.
Dr. Joseph Fantigrossi
Dr. Fantigrossi is a graduate of the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. He began his 26 years in education as a Social Studies teacher and has dedicated the last 19 years of his career as a building and district administrator. He is currently serving as the Director of Intervention and Professional Development for Finger Lakes Community Schools and Coordinator of Seneca County Community Schools. He has presented on the topics of Trauma-Informed Instruction, Community Schools, and Tiered Intervention over 100 times in the last 5 years, including the PBIS National Conference in Chicago and the International APBS Conference and has consulted in over 30 districts. He was published in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice in the fall of 2020.
Jason is a licensed school psychologist and has published research on resilience and student performance. Jason is a passionate advocate for disadvantaged students and currently consults and trains educators across the nation as the director of training and research for the WhyTry organization.
Jason is a thought leader on resilience education and has spoken at hundreds of conferences around the country. He has led successful implementations of all WhyTry programs and has pioneered trainings for clients in healthcare, corporate, and the US Military.
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Our online social and emotional learning curriculum can be taught in virtual classrooms. Help your students develop resilience in this time of crisis and isolation.