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2024 Trauma: Going Beyond ACES

2024 Trauma: Going Beyond ACES

Aug. 21, 2024


8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




Gain an understanding of how trauma effects the brain's ability to learn, build relationships, and function in a classroom.

Date: Aug. 21, 2024


8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




$60 per participant from districts in the five-county service area; Comprehensive Package pricing: $6 per participant 

$80 per participant from all other schools;

Lunch is included

Learn more about the Comprehensive Package and see a list of participating districts here >

Prerequisites: None

CEUs: Teacher CEU; Administrator CEU

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the body’s fear and defense system and how to regulate and help regulate behaviors.

  • Define trauma, types of traumas, and the effects of trauma.

  • Introduce basic/beginning trauma informed practices that support resilience.


To support students affected by trauma, educators must first understand the various types of traumas (beyond ACEs) and how trauma affects the brain and behavior in both students and adults. This equity-infused training includes an introduction to trauma-informed practices that support resilience.

About the leader:

Lisa Worden, an education consultant at Sourcewell, will lead this training. Much of Worden's work centers around social and emotional learning, trauma-informed care, and mental health and wellness. She also facilitates Elevate Community Impact Series, Cultural Competency, and is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer. Lisa’s background includes classroom teacher (grades 3-6), gifted education, and post-secondary instruction.

Event Registration

Registration deadline: Aug. 7, 2024

Check-in: 8 a.m.

Questions: education@sourcewell-mn.gov

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