SMH Academy: Trauma Informed Care for Support Staff

SMH Academy: Trauma Informed Care for Support Staff


This course is designed for support staff working with students in schools such as, but not limited to, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, nutrition cafeteria staff, administrative assistants, before and after school program staff, and the list goes on. Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the impact of toxic stress on the brain, resiliency, and how to effectively work with children that have been exposed to childhood trauma. 


Each course is designed to be completed in 2-3 hours.  All courses are self-paced so you can start and finish at your convenience.


This course can be taken individually or it can be purchased for a discounted rate through the School Mental Health for Support Staff Certification Program. There are no refunds and the complete certification program is deeply discounted versus purchasing each course individually. Once you purchase a single course if you decide to later do the entire certification program we cannot retroactively give you the deep discount.

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PHONE: 515.441-9419

4801 Franklin Ave. 

Des Moines, IA 50310


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