The Neuropsychology of Stress and Trauma: How to Develop a Trauma Informed School


Session Dates

Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Webinar

This workshop will explore the neural underpinnings of stress, trauma, and emotional dysfunction in children and its impact upon learning. Environmental deprivation, poverty, childhood abuse, witnessing violence, and pandemics can impact both cognitive and social-emotional development. There will be a discussion of key brain regions impacted by stress and trauma, as well as five steps that schools can take to become more “trauma informed." Schools can enhance emotional wellness through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment and screening techniques, and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children.


At the end of this training school district leaders and AEDY Program Administrators will be able to:

  1. Define and comprehend the prevalence of trauma and stress for school aged children, as well as the various sources from which trauma can occur.
  2. Identify and understand the key brain regions that are impacted when students experience trauma, and the subsequent effect on academic and social skills’ development.
  3. Identify the five essential steps toward the development of a “trauma informed” school.

Target Audience

Sending LEAs and AEDY Providers Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Michael Stagemyer, at 717-901-2255, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Dr. Steven Feifer

Event Contact:


Michael Stagemyer


Gina Colarossi