MSSWA Spring Conference 2020

  • 04/06/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • MSSWA Membership at the affiliate level is required for graduate students; undergrad join MSSWA at no charge



        7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools

Sara Daniel, MSW, LCSW

Monday, April 6th, 2020

8:00am to 3:30pm

2020 MSSWA Spring Conference Brochure.docx


Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

Attendee Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Shoreview, MN

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The 7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools is an introduction to the model of trauma informed care that SaintA has developed over the past seven years and has implemented across a variety of school environments. This training will provide concrete resources and strategies for school-wide practice.

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the prevalence of adverse experiences and the scope of their impact.

2. Define and respond to behavior from a trauma informed perspective.

3. Describe how trauma affects the brain and influences development, behavior and learning.

4. Identify factors that enhance the capacity for positive relationship for students who have adverse experiences.

5. Describe how purpose, belonging and safety enhance client well-being.

6. Identify techniques that enhance caregiver capacity and connect them to client outcomes.

7. Identify action steps to create a trauma sensitive school environment for all students.

Sara Daniel, MSW, LCSW, is the Vice President of Educational Services for SaintA, an agency that is leading the way in providing trauma informed care to children and families in Wisconsin. Since 1997, Sara has been collaborating with school districts and early care settings to provide consultation and training in working with students affected by trauma, mental health issues or behavioral challenges.  She oversees a continuum of services that provide for students, families and schools to support student success.  Sara is currently a senior coach and consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Trauma Sensitive School Initiative and the co-author of the Trauma Sensitive Schools Learning Module Series She has worked with countess school districts nationwide and trained thousands of school staff on the 7ei of Trauma Sensitive Schools. Sara is also certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and is the leader of the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Interface Master Trainer Project for the state of Wisconsin.

Group Discount Available** Register 5 and get the 6thFree – Contact Tony Porter at for more details.

CEU hours have been approved by the MN Board of Social Work.

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