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Teaching Traumatized Children: Explore the Sensory Memory & Behavioral Presentations of Traumatized Children


Some of the most difficult learning and behavior problems that schools face can be linked to children's exposure to trauma. Research now shows that trauma from exposure to family violence, crime, disaster, accident, abuse and other adverse experiences can undermine children's ability to learn, form relationships, and function appropriately in the classroom. Discover the impact trauma has on learning, behavior and relationships at school, and understand the framework that any school can use to create an environment responsive to the needs of all children who experience emotional barriers that prevent them from being successful learners.


Sensation is the implicit content of our affect. Our affect is the explicit manifestation of our sensations. This workshop will offer an overview of Sensory Processing and its implications on grounding, orienting and creating meaning in our experience and relationships.  We will explore the implicit body memory and its connection to the eight senses.   Through the body we will explore the dimensions of the self in time/space.  We will utilize the senses as a gateway into regulation, attachment and expression in the world. In practicums we will address regulation and sensory processing in the context of limbic resonance, intention, support and the development of a coherent narrative of the self. This workshop will present Early Childhood studies.

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Who Should Attend

Early childhood therapists, educators, occupational therapists, couples therapists, addictions therapists, and trauma therapists.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Sensory Processing

    Somatic Experiencing Model

    Traumatic memory and the interpretation of sensory input

    Limbic resonance

    Engaging the Social Nervous System

    Setting the Intention and Weaving it with Purpose

    Relevance of providing the Support

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Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $300
CEUs: 1.2
Email us with your interest, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277


Hotel Information

Best Western Inn Town Hotel
710 N. Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee

Hampton Inn and Suites
176 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee