“The Impact of Trauma and How It Affects Behavior and Learning: What Teachers Should Know” is a web-based, interactive course developed by the Ukraine Children’s Action Project (UCAP) and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness of the Climate School, Columbia University. The course takes a “trauma-informed education” approach. The concept of “trauma-informed education” provides information and tools to address the needs of children who have been traumatized – and whose behavior will often impede the flow of the classroom and/or a student’s learning.
The course consists of four self-paced modules:
- Module 1: Introduction to Trauma.
- Module 2: What are the symptoms of a traumatized child?
- Module 3: How educators can support children who have experienced trauma.
- Module 4: What can be done in the classroom and school to incorporate trauma-informed practices and policies?
Working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, our goal this summer is to make sure that every teacher in Ukraine will have access to this outstanding online course (translated and narrated in Ukrainian and Polish) prior to the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.