Integrating Trauma-Informed Care into Communities and Schools

In this presentation, Dr. Nolen will incorporate real-life case examples, evidence-based principals, and a unique strengths-based conceptualization model to support organizations and care providers in understanding and responding to the complex needs of trauma-exposed youth. With a combined focus on the biological, psychological, relational, and neuropsychological after-effects of trauma exposure, Dr. Nolen challenges participants to see the world “through the eyes” of trauma-exposed youth – and then discusses recommendations for helping these children to instead experience safety, stability, and love. 

Learning Objectives 

  1. To understand the unique and multifaceted impacts of early trauma-exposure on a child’s biological functioning, worldview, and self-concept.
  2. To conceptualize “problem-behaviors” and challenges as reactions to traumatic experience, and to:
  3. Effectively incorporate this conceptualization in order to develop compassionate, strengths-based, and effective interventions for better supporting trauma-exposed youth in communities and schools.
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Contact Information

School Services of Montana:; (800) 284-9271

Director of Education Services – Melissa Tovaas (

Event Details
Target Group Early Childhood, K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Delivery Method In-Person, Online, Other
Available PL Durations(s) Most sessions are customizable to your specific time frames. They range from 1 ½ hours to full day and multi-day professional learning options. We also offer on-site coaching models for more job-embedded professional learning for teaching staff.
Renewal Units/Credit 1 renewal unit per hour

Cost for half-day and full-day professional learning varies based on student enrollment