Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators and School Personnel 2022-2023 Learning Collaboratives


The Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators and School Personnel Learning Collaborative offers participants in-depth knowledge about and opportunity to apply trauma-informed practices in their school settings.  There will be three  learning collaboratives held during 2022-2023.  We are pleased to offer two of these learning collaboratives in person in addition to the virtual option.  All participants will also have access to an online platform to share ideas and resources and technical assistance and consultation through the Center on Trauma and Children.  

This learning collaborative is part of a project of the Kentucky Department of Education with funds from SAMHSA.  There is no charge for participation in the learning collaborative and electronic and printed materials are included.

Participants in the TIPE Learning Collaborative will:

  • Understand the types of trauma exposure school age children experience
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of traumatic stress
  • Learn the effects of trauma on the developing brain
  • Appreciate the impact of trauma on cognitive, social, emotional and behavioral functioning
  • Learn and practice school-based strategies to build resilience and support improved self-regulation to mitigate the negative effects of trauma exposure on students
  • Understand the impact of secondary trauma exposure on school staff
  • Develop realistic goals and plans for implementing trauma-informed approaches in their schools and problem-solve barriers to implementation and sustainability in real-time
  • Prepare to meet the requirements of the School Safety and Resilience Act
  • Learn how to create a trauma-informed team and develop plan for implementing trauma-informed approaches



Recommendations for participation:

  • Teams attending the training should be comprised of at least 2 school or district staff
  • Strong teams are interdisciplinary and ideally are multidisciplinary and include Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Administrative Leaders and School Safety or Resource Officers.
  • Schools should grant release time to all team members to attend face-to-face and online learning sessions
  • Participants who are attending the virtual learning collaborative should have coverage for normal duties and access to a webcam and microphone
  • All participants will be expected to keep their cameras on for the duration of the training to receive credit for attendance.
  • Additional information from KDE about trauma-informed teams is located at the bottom of this webpage

Learning Collaborative Options

Eastern Kentucky Learning Collaborative (in person)

Mountain Arts Center- Prestonsburg, KY 

Learning Session 1: September 27th and September 28th, 2022

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

Learning Session 2: November 15th, 2022 

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

Learning Session 3:  March 2nd, 2023- 9:30-3:30 EST (virtual) 


Central/Western Kentucky Learning Collaborative (in person)

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative Bowling Green KY 

Learning Session 1: October 12th & October 13th, 2022

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

Learning Session 2: November 29th, 2022 

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

Learning Session 3:  March 2nd, 2023- 9:30-3:30 EST (virtual)


Statewide Virtual Learning Collaborative

via Zoom 


Session 1: October 25th , 2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Session 2: October 26th,  2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Session 3: October 27th,  2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Session 4: December 8th,  2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Session 5: March 2nd, 2023  9:30-3:30 pm



Learning Collaborative Staff

   Tracy Clemans PsyD., CSW is a clinician,

   training specialist, and the AWARE Project

   Manager for CTAC.  Click here for full bio

   Laura McCullough-Santana, Ph.D. is a training

   specialist with several of CTAC’s systems

   transformation projects. Click here for full bio

   Josh Fisherkeller, MSW,  is the Education and

   Training Manager for CTAC.  

   Click here for full bio