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Understanding Trauma to Provide Empathy
Hilltop Children's Center
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
"Understanding Trauma to Provide Empathy"

Tues, Sept 1st, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm Pacific Standard Time
8:30pm - 10:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Facilitated by Ricky Robertson (he/him)

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on delivering Trauma Responsive Care with Communities of Color.

This registration page is only for workshop #1. Interested in all three workshops? Please visit the following links:

Workshop #2 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4684742

Workshop #3 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4684754

Location: Online! You'll receive a registration link the Monday before the workshop.

Target Audience:
Education professionals (admin, educators, coaches etc.) working with children ages 2-11
Social workers
Professional mentors
Behavioral health service providers (including substance abuse and mental health providers)
Prevention Specialist
Primary Care Professionals (including physicians)
Teams working with clients and communities who have experienced trauma
Community Based Organizations
Service Providers in the Criminal Justice System
Researchers interested in this topic


Trauma can span across generations and settings. Trauma can be Interpersonal and external. Trauma can affect everyone. Trauma impacts entire communities.

Nearly half of all children have been exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as poverty, divorce, neglect, substance abuse, or parent incarceration.

This interactive workshop shows adults working with children, specifically adults working in urban environments and with children of color from Pre-K to 5th grade, on how to integrate trauma-informed strategies into daily practice through an expanded focus on:

1. The experiences and challenges of students impacted by ACEs, including suicidal tendencies, cyberbullying, and drugs.
2. Behavior as a form of communication and how to explicitly teach new behaviors
3. How to mitigate trauma and build innate resiliency

This 2-hour intensive is designed with an intersectional (LGBTQ+, SES and Class and Social Work) and racial equity lens to provide adults with a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma on the educational and life experiences of young Children of Color.  In addition to techniques, strategies, and tools to implement into your environments, adults will also be provided with the tools to support children who have the most need while practicing necessary self-care to continue to serve them.

Why I Should Attend:

Students cannot divorce themselves from events in their homes or communities simply by stepping into the classroom or community space. This is especially true for students of color who come from communities that experience the effects of historical trauma and ongoing racial injustice. You are in a unique position to open up discussion about these issues, to provide guidance and modeling for constructive expression, and thus create the space for healing-centered engagement.

Expand your capacity to foster resilience and success for your students and yourself by joining us for this 2-hour session.

About the Presenter

Ricky Robertson has had the privilege to work with students from pre-K to 12th grade who have persevered in the face of adverse experiences and trauma. He has substantial experience working with alternative and traditional schools within urban, suburb, and semi-rural communities. Drawing from experience as a teacher and Behavior Intervention Specialist, Ricky coaches educators in developing a relationship-based approach to teaching and learning that inspires transformation through compassion, humor, deep listening, and real talk.  As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Ricky provides valuable insight on how trauma intersections with race, class, and gender. In addition, Ricky uses his background in Restorative Justice/Practices, culturally responsive teaching, LGBTQ+ student advocacy, and trauma-informed practices for teaching and behavior management.  

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2020-21 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Many thanks to the Bertschi School. We deeply appreciate your willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to make our community a more inclusive place to live in:
The Bertschi School

Many thanks to SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM for your partnership on making our vision of improving equity of outcomes across race and class more achievable:
SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Tuesday Sep 01, 2020 5:30 PM - Tuesday Sep 01, 2020 7:30 PM | Free - $40.00


Hilltop Children's Center

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
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Kid Friendly: No


Owner: Hilltop Children's Center
On BPT Since: Nov 20, 2013
Hilltop Children's Center

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