The Trauma, Health & Learning Connection in Schools

March 28, 2018


2-3 p.m. Central Time

Free webinar on addressing trauma in schools.

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Exposure to traumatic experiences can significantly disrupt our students’ ability to learn and thrive. Schools play a crucial role in responding to the impacts of violence, poverty and other types of trauma that students frequently encounter by providing appropriate supports and services. Awareness around the powerful effects of trauma on health and learning is creating opportunities for greater access to behavioral health care and other services in school-based settings.

This webinar will introduce the trauma, health and learning connection. Speakers will discuss examples of successful practices on the state-level within California and explain why trauma-informed schools matter for health equity, learning and achievement. This webinar will also provide an overview of the role that Medicaid plays in school-based services reimbursement, and we will end the session with a robust Q&A discussion.

Webinar Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe trauma-informed schools.
  2. Describe trauma-informed care.
  3. Explain the importance of trauma-informed learning environments.
  4. Describe the role that Medicaid plays in trauma-informed care reimbursement in schools.


  • Casey Corcoran, Program Director, Children & Youth Program, Futures without Violence
  • Gordon Jackson, Assistant Superintendent of Coordinated Student Support Division, California Department of Education
  • Lisa James, Director of Health, Futures without Violence
  • Lena O’Rourke, Principal/Founder, O’Rourke Health Policy Strategies


  • Alex Mays, Senior National Program Director, Healthy Schools Campaign
  • Emily Wilson, Healthy Students, Promising Futures Project Manager, Trust for America’s Health

Webinar Recording

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