Teachers are working with children each day who have experienced multi-layered complex and dynamic
childhood trauma, loss, and disrupted attachments. Relational and developmental trauma and toxic
stress impacts children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviours, cognitions, and emotions. This
presentation series relates to relational and developmental trauma and the impacts for teachers in the
classroom when trying to engage children with dysregulated behaviours. The goals for this series are to
better understand relational and developmental trauma, the impact of this in the classroom, and how
teachers can help students impacted by trauma to develop their resilience.

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