Trauma Informed Teaching

Professional Development


A significant percentage of school age children have experienced trauma, and traumatic experiences in childhood can lead to a combination of social, emotional and academic difficulties that impact learning, behavior and relationships at school. Once schools understand the educational impacts of trauma, they can become safe, supportive environments where all students can learn.

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • How trauma may impact brain development
  • Approaches for working with students impacted by trauma
  • The most effective strategies for supporting learning in students impacted by trauma
  • How educators can avoid re-traumatizing students

Audience and Grade Level

Classroom teachers, administrators and specialists; K - 12.


Certificate of attendance, 3 hours.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Photo of Gabrielli LaChiara

    Gabrielli LaChiara has been working with families and children for 30 years as a clinical social worker, a family counselor and a specialist in the Nurtured Heart Approach. Gabrielli's brings a preventative lens to trauma. She is devoted to positive and safe practices for trauma recovery and healing. Gabrielli is a consultant and has a private practice in Amherst, MA. 

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.