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This webinar will use Zoom. 

This webinar will run from 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET / 9:00 am - 12:15 pm PT on Saturday, April 25, 2020 for a total of 3 credit hours.

The current disruption only adds to the trauma and stress that students are already experiencing. But how do we help them now and when they return to school? Traumatic events, environmental deprivation, poverty, childhood abuse, witnessing violence, and parental neglect can impact both cognitive and social-emotional development in children.

This online seminar will explore the neural underpinnings of stress, trauma, and emotional dysfunction in children and its relative impact upon learning. It will include a discussion on five steps that schools can take to become “trauma-informed”, in order to better meet the diverse needs of all learners, as well as early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment, and screening techniques that schools can use to enhance emotional wellness. Learn ways to improve school climate to foster emotional growth for all children. Targeted assessment strategies, specific classroom accommodations, and key coping strategies will also be presented for at-risk students.


Participants will learn be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of trauma and stress for school aged children, as well as the various sources from which trauma can occur.
  • Explore key brain regions that are impacted when students experience trauma, and the subsequent effect on academic and social skills’ development.
  • Review five essential steps toward the development of a “trauma informed” school
  • Review various trauma screening tools and specific assessment techniques in order to conduct a “trauma-informed” evaluation
  • Discuss specific classroom accommodations along with school-wide interventions, and key coping strategies to provide a more positive school climate for all students


This seminar is applicable for K-12 teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, counselors, and other educators that support classroom instruction.



Steven G. Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP, is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities, and has authored eight books on learning and emotional disorders in children.  He has more than 20 years of experience as a school psychologist, and is dually certified in school neuropsychology. Dr. Feifer was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008, and awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year.  He was the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to the Education and Training of Psychologists award by the Maryland Psychological Association. Dr. Feifer serves as a consultant to a variety of school districts, and is a popular presenter at state and national conferences. He has authored three tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children, all of which are published by PAR.