Trauma-Informed Practices: A New Tool for Educators to Support Students

Thursday, October 25th

12:00 - 12:45 PM EST

One year later, Texans are continuing to recover from the devastation that Hurricane Harvey left behind. Many young people now back in school are dealing with the stress of being displaced, after the trauma from the storm itself.

As part of post-Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, UNICEF USA, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, and Kognito collaborated to develop Trauma-Informed Practices for K-12 Schools, a 45-minute online professional development simulation for educators to better support students who have experienced trauma or distress.

With over two-thirds of young people in the U.S. reporting at least one traumatic event by age 16, this new tool will serve as a valuable resource in supporting students who are affected by natural disasters and other traumatic events.

Join us for an engaging webinar where presenters will share:

  • An update on UNICEF USA’s efforts to provide no-cost access to the training for 57,000 Houston educators and 940,000 students
  • The impact of the simulation on 3,000+ teachers in the Houston area and how it can contribute to a trauma-informed school
  • An exclusive demonstration of Trauma-Informed Practices for K-12 Schools

Suggested Audiences

  • Superintendents
  • School Principals
  • Pupil Services Staff
  • Directors of Student Services
  • Prevention and Safe Schools Staff
  • School Counselors and Psychologists

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About Our Presenters

Conversations that change lives.

Nelson Bowman III, Regional Managing Director for the Southwest Region, UNICEF USA

Nelson Bowman III is the Regional Managing Director, Southwest at U.S. Fund for UNICEF. As the Regional Manager, he is responsible for developing and expanding fundraising strategies for the four states that make up the southwest region. Prior to joining UNICEF, earlier this year, Nelson served as executive director of development at Prairie View A&M University where he oversaw the successful completion of the University’s first capital campaign of $30 million.

Janet Pozmantier, M.S., LPC, LMFT, RPT, Director, Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Janet Pozmantier is an award-winning author, curriculum developer, trainer, and child advocate. Janet has created and successfully implemented child abuse prevention, relationship, parenting, mental health, trauma, and youth suicide education curricula and currently serves as the Director of the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

Jennifer Spiegler, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Kognito

Jennifer joined Kognito in 2010 with a background spanning education, business, and not-for-profit sectors, in areas such as instructional design, strategic communications, fundraising, and arts administration. Prior to joining Kognito, Jennifer served as assistant director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning where she initiated new projects with faculty in the health sciences. At Kognito, Jennifer leads engagements with state-level government agencies, statewide non-profits, and school districts, overseeing a multi-disciplinary team to support client marketing, customer experience and simulation customization, and new simulation development.

Conversations that change lives.

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