Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PASAP Webinar: "Five Things Educators Need to Know About Trauma & PBIS (and most don’t!)" with Susan Tarasevich & Carrie Frohnapfle
Webinar Description: Two of every three children by age 17 may experience or witness a traumatic event that disrupts thinking, memory, and regulation. Skilled educators can mitigate the effects trauma in students. Come and explore research-informed principles underpinning a five-step framework for creating a trauma-responsive, school environment that aligns with PBIS. Using lessons learned from current initiatives in area schools, review a model for integrating awareness of trauma into existing PBIS
Susan L. Tarasevich, Ed.D. is committed to life-long learning, convinced that knowledge is power. Dr. Tarasevich is a frequently sought presenter on topics related to the adolescent brain, nicotine and the emerging myriad of delivery devices; trauma sensitive school practices and multi-tiered systems of support. Susan holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in School Counseling from Duquesne University and a BA in Biology from Seton Hill University. She has co-authored Promoting Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Jones and Bartlett, 2013).
Carrie Frohnapfle, M.S. In her role as IDEA Training and Consultation Coordinator at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Carrie Frohnapfle provides leadership, professional development, technical assistance, consultation and the interpretation of Federal and State Special Education Policy and Regulations to administrators, educators and parents regarding the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A major focus is on IDEA and research based/effective education practices in the areas of autism, behavior support, effective instruction, assessment, progress monitoring, response to intervention, and inclusive practices. Carrie is well-respected throughout Pennsylvania for the high-quality design and facilitation of ongoing professional development for school district administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals in appropriate instructional, assessment and data analysis procedures, accommodations and strategies. Providing leadership and initiating follow-up technical assistance, guidance, modeling, and guided practice to student focused school-based teams in planning and implementing academic and behavioral support, including school wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) and in analyzing student data in order to maximize student learning.
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