Presenter: Dana Milakovic, Psy.D., Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs Specialist, Office for Safe Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Research continues to support negative outcomes in adulthood related to mental and relational health for children who have experienced trauma. In this webinar, Pennsylvania’s trauma-informed principles will be discussed as a framework for moving toward development of trauma informed systems. Part of this journey involves addressing childhood experiences through a trauma informed lens. In terms of bullying, this means we need to identify bullying as a type of school violence and understand it as a type of traumatic experience for students and staff. This presentation will focus on identifying trauma, signs of trauma exposure in students, and how adults can use trauma-informed principles to address exposure to trauma.