Connecting With Your Students Using Concepts That Work

The Center for Trauma Informed Practices is a leader in the field of trauma, threat assessment, and violence prevention. Our organization has assisted in the aftermaths of some of the most publicized traumatic events in schools including the shootings at Columbine and Taber, Alberta. It is through events like these, and through partnerships with organizations like the FBI and the United States Secret Service that we have developed meaningful content for educators who want to improve the learning environment of their schools and classrooms. 


A critical part of our mission is preparing educators to connect with their students, not only understanding where they are coming from, but also preparing them to truly listen to and talk to students. We accomplish this through tiers of learning. For those of you unfamiliar with CTIP and the field of trauma-informed practices, we have convenient online, asynchronous, professional development opportunities. These opportunities include courses such as, “Where They Have Been, Where Are They Going?” in relation to our students returning to school after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic; microcourses such as, “What Do We Mean By Trauma?”; and foundational courses that give an introduction to and overview of the field of threat assessment.  

All of our online courses are accessible and mobile friendly. This means that whether you are commuting to work or waiting for your child to finish soccer practice, you can log on and progress in your learning. After completing our courses, you will receive credentials to help you recognize, reflect, and share your success. All educators have to engage in professional development to ensure that teaching practices are current, relevant, and effective. By taking our courses you will strengthen your insights in socioemotional learning, specifically through creating an inclusive classroom that sees each student for who they are.