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Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning

EDUC 600

2 CREDITS

$225

Online

Instructor: Joan S. Halverstadt

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $100 + Partner Course Fee: $125

Partner Class Offered Through Virtual Education Software, inc.

Course Description:

Welcome to Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning, an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to help you identify and effectively teach students affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence.  This course teaches you to recognize the signs of stress, trauma or violence in students.  It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families and communities where stress and violence are common.  A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of the student who is experiencing stress, trauma or violence in his/her life and how to meet his/her needs in the regular classroom.  Working with parents and community agencies is also emphasized.

This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer.  Technical support information can be found, in the Help section of your course.

Objectives:

1.  To understand the educator’s role in supporting and accommodating students who have special learning needs due to exposure to stress, trauma or violence in their lives.

2.  To understand the educator’s role in protecting and supporting vulnerable students.

3.  To recognize the symptoms of stress, trauma and violence.

4.  To understand how stress, trauma or violence affects brain development and learning.

5.  To understand the causes of stress, trauma and violence in families and society.

6.  To understand the special learning needs these students bring to the classroom.

7.  To gain techniques for supporting students and families affected by stress, trauma or violence.

8.  To learn intervention techniques applicable to the classroom setting.

9.  To gain a wider knowledge of available outside resources and support systems.

10.  To understand the educator’s role in the intervention and prevention of violence.

11.  To explore violence prevention resources and curricula.

Texts/Readings:

Traumatized Child:  The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning

Author:   Joan S. Halverstadt, M.Ed., School Counselor

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