Child Abuse Council Event: Trauma-Informed Teaching Workshop

Workshop Date(s): 
03/19/2015 - 3:30am to 5:30pm
Santa Clara County Office Of Education - Gilroy Room-1st Floor South Building
1290 Ridder Park Dr.
95131 San Jose , CA
Registration Instructions: 
See below for details.
Course Description: 

CAC Event: Trauma-informed Teaching Workshop

​Are you a teacher, paraeducator, advocate or other service provider who wants to help students affected by trauma learn and thrive in the classroom?



  • How to identify students suffering from trauma
  • Behavioral and pedagogical strategies for the short - and long- term success of your students
  • Resources available for teachers and students

This event is free, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Student Educational Needs Committee of the Child Abuse Council.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Sonja Lenz-Rashid, LCSW is a professor of Social Work at San Francisco State University.  She has over seventeen years of direct practice and research experience related to at-risk youth and young adults.  In the last thirteen years her research and publications have focused primarily on children and youth in the foster care system, and those aging out of the foster care system.  She has conducted numerous program evaluations, as well as quantitative and qualitative outcome studies related to emancipated foster youth in the Northern California.  She consults with county child welfare agencies, private non-profits, and research organizations to examine best practices in the child welfare system. She is also the Co-Founder of the SF State Guardian Scholars Program - a program to help undergraduate students with a history of foster care.

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Questions? Email the Coordinator of the Child Abuse Council, Becky Manchester Aidlberg

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