Understanding the Impact of Trauma in the Classroom (K-6)

7 places available

Start:  Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 9.00am

Finish: Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 3.00pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)



About the course

Students (and adults) impacted by trauma may show behaviours that are challenging to manage in a school setting. These students may also experience difficulty in learning - academically, socially and emotionally.

Being trauma-informed allows teachers to build relationships that create "brain healthy classrooms" based on empathy and understanding. These workshops explain the neuro-biological impact of trauma and neglect so are essential for all educators.

Many of the strategies that are recommended for students impacted by trauma are also extremely effective for those students experiencing anxiety. The prevelenace of anxiety is increasing and teachers need to understand it's origin and simple ways they can create safe and predicatable classroom environments.


Participants will leave with an understanding of:

  • Types of trauma.
  • The impact of trauma on the brain and learning.
  • Types of anxiety.
  • The neurobiolical causes of anxiety.
  • Classroom strategies that can be used to create safe and predictable classooms for students impacted by trauma or/and anxiety.


$ 100 : Members: Part Time/Relief/Student
$ 200 : Members: Full Time
$ 320 : Non-Members


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event. training@sstuwa.org.au


Jenny Cole
BEAM Consulting

Nominated Audience

Early Childhood Teachers
Primary Teachers

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community