On March 23, 2018, nearly 120 local educators and professionals attended a Trauma Informed Care training sponsored by Ross-Pike ESD, Adena Health Systems and the Heroin Partnership Project.
Participants learned about the prevalence and forms of trauma; the impact of trauma on the body's stress response, physical health, brain development, behaviors, learning, and social-emotional well-being; the connection between the brain and stress response system; TIC strategies; benefits of individuals and organizations using a TIC lens and strategies; application of concepts using read-world stories. The training was conducted by Dr. Kelly Glick and Darlene Mack of Findlay City Schools.
Glick and Mack, co-leaders of the Findlay City Schools Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) initiative, coordinated professional development for over 800 FCS employees in 2015. Moreover, they developed and conducted TIC training for over 400 FCS classified employees in 2015 and 2016, as well as differentiated training for secretaries, bus drivers, and classroom aides in 2017. Additionally, they conducted TIC presentations for Ohio school districts, The Ohio State University, Heidelberg University, University of Findlay, Crime Victims Services of Allen and Putnam counties, Region 6 State Support Team, and Ohio Head Start. Mack and Glick also presented at the 2016 American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conference, The Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO), the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA), and a national webinar for ASCA.
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