Increasing Knowledge and Practices for Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools

Trauma-Informed Schools

The University of Missouri’s Trauma-Informed Schools ECHO will be on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Click below to register for Trauma-Informed Schools ECHO sessions.

Click here to download ECHO flyer.


How Does It Work?

Participants will join an interactive online video conference twice per month. They will share and discuss cases related to such topics as: self-care practices, adverse childhood experiences, assessment methods, brain-based research, brain development, classroom strategies, discipline, wellness, equity as it relates to trauma-informed schools, funding issues, community outreach, collaborating with school system colleagues, evaluation and action planning.

What Does This ECHO Offer?

  • No cost continuing education for professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialist educators and other experts
  • Students get better care in their community
  • No cost to participating sites or individuals

Goals and Objectives

The Trauma-Informed Schools ECHO will use the Missouri Model as a guide to help participants:

  • Realize the widespread impact of trauma.
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms and impact of trauma, as well as paths to recovery.
  • Respond by integrating knowledge into practice, using the Missouri Model as a guide.
  • Resist re-traumatizing individuals.

Topics for Care-Based Learning Include:

  • Self-Care
  • ACEs and Pair of ACEs
  • Assessment
  • Brain-Based Research
  • Brain Development
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Discipline
  • Wellness
  • Equity
  • Funding
  • Community Outreach
  • Collaborating With Colleagues
  • Evaluation
  • Action Planning

Meet the Expert Team

Andy Campbell, EdS, Principal, Lee’s Summit Public Schools

Megan Marietta, MSW, LCSW, District Administrator (Urban), St. Louis Public Schools

Kellie Douglas, EdS, School Counselor, University City School District, Brittany Woods Middle School

Dena Sneed, OTR/L, Program Trainer, Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health

Aaron Knipmeyer, EdS, District Administrator (Rural), Lafayette County C-1 School District, Higginsville

Nicky Bennett, LMSW, Social Worker, Lexington R-V School District

Amy Hawley, EdS, Principal, Independence Public Schools

Amy Escott, MS, LPC, Program Trainer, Children’s Advocacy Services

Emily Luft, MSW, Program Trainer, Alive and Well Communities