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Trauma Informed Education

Being a trauma informed educator can help support students who have experienced or are experiencing trauma and help them be successful, resilient learners.
An infographic showing the series of professional learning OEA offers to help educators become trauma informed. The continuum shows a learner beginning by planting seeds, cultivating plants, and then helping others. The course sequence is: 1. Trauma Aware, 2. Trauma Sensitive, 3. Trauma Responsive, 4. Trauma Informed, 5. Trauma Leadership

OEA’s four-part Becoming a Trauma Informed Educator series –Trauma Aware, Trauma Sensitive, Trauma Responsive, and Trauma Informed – is a

scaffolded journey to prepare educators for transforming their practice. We offer some parts in the series every semester. Both undergraduate and graduate credits are available for completing each course in the series.

In addition to the Becoming a Trauma Informed Educator series, OEA offers other trauma-informed professional learning opportunities including webinars, book studies, and self-paced modules.


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).