Trauma-Informed Teaching to Support High-Risk Students

Trauma can have a significant impact on a student’s ability to learn, socialize and succeed in school. As social workers and educators, it is our responsibility to incorporate trauma-informed practices into our teaching to support high-risk students. With the right balance of care, compassion and knowledge, we can help the next generation to heal and thrive.

This webinar is of interest to PreK-12 teachers, staff, and school and district leaders.

In this one hour webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify the characteristics of trauma in students
  • Common challenges faced by high-risk students
  • Practical strategies to support students in the classroom
Lisa A. Henshaw

Meet Your Host

Lisa A. Henshaw, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Professor Henshaw oversees the Certificate in Trauma-Informed Practice and chairs several courses in the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, including the trauma course sequence, coping with loss and eating disorders. She also teaches the trauma course in the DSW program at Wurzweiler.

Dr. Henshaw is currently lead researcher among a team of faculty and doctoral students investigating secondary and shared trauma among MSW students related to COVID-19 and their field placements. She applies trauma-informed care principles in every aspect of her teaching, research and practice. She remains committed to serving as a critical ally and dismantling oppression in all spaces.

Your Education Can Empower Students

We know you want to create a safe and encouraging environment for children in and out of the classroom. But finding the time, energy and resources to accomplish that can be difficult and draining. To help you empower your students and create the classroom that you’ve always envisioned, the online Master of Social Work program curriculum is built around three important pillars for student success:

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Cultural Responsiveness

Understand cultural nuances, recognize biases, and look beyond differences to work with diverse clients.

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Social Justice

Work to bring all groups, especially underserved populations, to equality in economic and social rights and opportunities.

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Human Transformation

Empower an internal shift in ourselves and others to enhance our lives and bring us closer to reaching our full potential.

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Learn More About the Wurzweiler School of Social Work

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The Online MSW Curriculum

Review course and elective options for the online Master’s in Social Work.

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Preview the Student Experience

Get a better understanding of how, when and what you’ll learn, along with exclusive resources for online students.

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