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TIPP for K-12 Educators Program Featured on Fox8 News

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The new Trauma-Informed Professional Practice Certificate Training Program for K-12 Educators housed in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development was recently featured during a Fox8 news broadcast.

Trauma-Informed Educators Contribute to Safe, Effective School Culture

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In Spring 2024, UNC Greensboro’s North Carolina Academy for Stress Trauma and Resilience (NCA-STAR) launched the Trauma-Informed Professional Practice K-12 Educator (TIPP K-12 Educator) Certificate Program. Based on the TIPP Certificate Training Program originally designed for mental health professionals, counselors, school counselors, and psychologists, the virtual program is adapted specifically for educators to help them recognize the signs of trauma in their classrooms and among their colleagues. TIPP K-12 Educator is an interactive, 16-module online training program that equips educators with an understanding of trauma’s impact on the lives of students, teachers, staff and families.

Taking the Lead on Trauma Training for Professionals

Dr. Jennifer Deaton and Matt Fisher from the SELF Design Center.

Trauma-based care is a topic that has become ubiquitous within the mental health community in response to the many stressors people endure today – the pandemic and myriad other inflictions – isolation, fear, poverty, health problems, crime, accidents, and abuse.

CED and NCA-STAR led suicide prevention training for K-12 educators

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K-12 teachers and staff are faced with so many mental health concerns and trauma experienced among their students on a daily basis. The pandemic has only exacerbated the prevalence of challenges faced by students, the presence of mental health in the classroom for teachers, and the prevalence of suicidal behaviors … Continued

Trauma Goes to School

Arionna Wilkerson CED alum

Mental health issues are on the rise among all ages. A new School of Education academy provides trauma-informed training to schools and our community. Last year, Arionna Wilkerson was part of the first cohort of UNC Greensboro master’s students placed in Rockingham County Schools to increase trauma-awareness. Now she works … Continued

NCA-STAR releases 5th episode of Trauma Connections podcast

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The Department of Counseling and Educational Development’s North Carolina Academy of Stress Trauma and Resilience (NCA-STAR) has published their 5th episode of Trauma Connections podcast. Do you find yourself at the beginning of 2022 headed toward burnout? This episode focuses on empathy and compassion and how understanding the difference can … Continued

NCA-STAR Releases its Third Episode of “Trauma Connections” Podcast

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The Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED)’s North Carolina Academy for Stress Trauma and Resilience (NCA-STAR) releases its third podcast, one that is relevant to what a lot of individuals are experiencing — isolation and loneliness. The guest is Jacob Blackstock, who is completing his doctorate in the CED … Continued

CED Initiative NCA-STAR Launches New Podcast, “Trauma Connections”

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The North Carolina Academy for Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (NCA-STAR) and the UNC Greensboro’s School of Education and Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) recently announced the launch of a new podcast, Trauma Connections. You can listen to the podcast’s inaugural episode and future episodes here. In keeping with … Continued