2019 March

Self Care

25 Mar: Trauma Informed Series Exercises- Week 8- Self-Care Primer

WEEK EIGHT: SELF-CARE PRIMERby Dr. Will Henson We are at the end of our eighth week, and this week we are going to get you started thinking about self-care. Answer these questions for yourself or with your team! (a) Why would wellness and self-care be important for educators working with students?(b) Is self-care selfish? When is it selfish and when is it not?(c) What benefits do staff who take care of themselves give to students? To their co-workers?(d) What do you think the difference is between the term “wellness” and the term “self-care”? Please share with us some of your highlights from the 8-week series, or post your plans for moving forward! We’d love to hear from you about how…

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18 Mar: Trauma Informed Series Exercises – Week 7- Relationship Builders

WEEK SEVEN: RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS by Dr. Will Henson Relationships are a critical component of working with kids who have ACEs. Kids who have ACEs take longer to trust adults and need more repetitions of positive adult interactions to help them succeed. So pick a kid. Any kid. You may or may not know they have ACEs. This week, you are going to have three positive interactions with that kid each day. Maybe it’s listening to them talk about something they are into. Maybe you are going to give a few more compliments, notice some more of their appropriate behavior, or just say hello. Three times a day. One week. And you have to mean it. You can’t fake a relationship!…

EdWeek Interventions

11 Mar: Answers to Questions from our recent webinar, “Why Aren’t Our Behavior Interventions Working? Using Trauma-Informed Approaches to Enhance Interventions”

Questions and Answers from “Why Aren’t Our Behavior Interventions Working? Using Trauma-Informed Approaches to Enhance Interventions” Education Week Webinar with Dr. Will Henson. Thanks again to everyone who attended the Education Week webinar on Tuesday, March 5.  If you missed it, you can watch the recorded version here! And special thanks to all who submitted questions. We had so many good questions come in, but were only able to answer a fraction of them on the webinar. If you don’t see your exact question here, it’s because we combined a few similar questions.  If you’ve since thought of something else, please send it to info@321insight.com and we will do our best to answer it as well. Thanks again! Dr. Will Henson…

Trauma-Informed Solutions

11 Mar: Trauma Informed Series Exercises- Week 6: Predictability

WEEK SIX: PREDICTABILITY by Dr. Will Henson Students who have experienced adverse experiences in childhood do not like surprises. A key element of a trauma-informed classroom (or any trauma-informed environment or interaction) is predictability. Here are a few things you can do to provide predictability: (a) Create a consistent schedule (b) Inform kids about changes ahead of time (c) Pre-teach and prepare kids for new experiences or material (d) Post visual schedules and reminders (e) Keep your behaviors and responses consistent. This week I want you to pick one way that you can be more predictable from the list above. Spend some time thinking about how you are going to do it. I would advise you overdo it a little…

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04 Mar: Trauma Informed Series Exercises: Week Five – Active Listening

Week Five: Active Listening by Dr. Will Henson Active listening is a super skill in terms of supporting kids with trauma, building relationships, and also getting kids to listen to YOU. This week we (i.e. you) are going to give it a try. Let’s make this simple…in three conversations this week, you are going to do the following: Just listen – Don’t think about what you are going to say next, just listen. Even if you don’t agree, really listen to try to understand what the person is saying. Show it – Show you are listening by making eye contact, nodding, and maybe occasionally giving a one-word verbal response (yes, I see etc…) Remember a few more things: All this…