March 5, 2018 - Blue Mountain Conference Center, LaGrande, OR
Presenters: Kristin Van Marter Souers & Pete Hall
8:00 to 8:30..........Registration
8:30 to 8:45..........Opening
8:45 to 11:30.......General Session I
11:30 to 12:30.....Lunch/Partner Sharing
12:30 to 3:15.......General Session II
Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to reflect on information centered
around the role that trauma plays in the school environment; the importance of self-awareness and
regulation and strategies to support these in the school setting; the power of relationships and the
role they plays in the establishment and maintenance of school safety; and the importance of selfcare
and the need for the professionals to have tools and strategies to support their own health. This
professional development experience will emphasize strength-based approaches to use with students,
families, fellow faculty, school personnel, and community members.
Intended Professional Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
• Participants will explore multiple strategies for education staff and community members to utilize with children with (known and unknown) trauma histories – helping to sustain learning ready states.
• Participants will collaborate to identify best practices associated with trauma-informed care that they can implement into their workplace settings.
• Participants will reflect on how this information impacts their role and their overall health, collecting several suggestions for self-care and self-awareness.
COSA Member Fee: $159
Non Member Fee: $159
Co-Sponsored by COSA, LaGrande School District, IMESD, OEA Choice Trust, and Chief Education Office