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How do I become a trauma-informed teacher? How can I better handle student outbursts? Is there a way to get back some of my precious teaching time? These are some of the big questions that trauma expert and therapist, Julia Rose Polk, digs into on the Trauma Camp for Teachers Podcast. In addition to mini-workshop style overviews and step-by-step guides, each episode is designed to help you take in cutting-edge science and research and make actionable progress with your students and within your classroom. Julia Rose’s specialty is getting you up to speed on building and sustaining respectful relationships with each of your students and colleagues. Want to learn about Rupture & Repair? Thinking about adding Brain Breaks to your day or crafting a user-friendly Calming Corner? Need help de-escalating some of your students? Discover why thousands of educators turn to Julia Rose generate meaningful and lasting personal and professional changes that impact their students, their schools and their own lives.

Trauma Camp For Teachers Julia Rose Polk

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How do I become a trauma-informed teacher? How can I better handle student outbursts? Is there a way to get back some of my precious teaching time? These are some of the big questions that trauma expert and therapist, Julia Rose Polk, digs into on the Trauma Camp for Teachers Podcast. In addition to mini-workshop style overviews and step-by-step guides, each episode is designed to help you take in cutting-edge science and research and make actionable progress with your students and within your classroom. Julia Rose’s specialty is getting you up to speed on building and sustaining respectful relationships with each of your students and colleagues. Want to learn about Rupture & Repair? Thinking about adding Brain Breaks to your day or crafting a user-friendly Calming Corner? Need help de-escalating some of your students? Discover why thousands of educators turn to Julia Rose generate meaningful and lasting personal and professional changes that impact their students, their schools and their own lives.

    31. The Four Tiers of Teacher Care

    31. The Four Tiers of Teacher Care

    Before you are a Teacher, you are - and will always be - a Human Being. And Human Beings require Care. Period. Full-stop. The End.
    Okay, maybe not "the end"... but certainly our beginning of acknowledging the Care we need, and prioritizing it as an essential component of living and sustaining us in the work we love to do.
    In this episode, I share another powerful mini-training, walking you through the Four Tiers of Teacher Care. (And if you listen through to the end, you'll hear several personal examples of small tweaks that can manifest big changes over time!)
     
    Meaningful Highlights from this Episode:
    How the experiences of Nourishment & Restoration are at the center of all human care The Four Tiers (or target areas) that can help us determine where we need care most Several personal examples of small tweaks that can lead to big changes over time  Want FREE access the full training video and download? 
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    • 44 min
    30. How to Create a Social Story (Mini-Training)

    30. How to Create a Social Story (Mini-Training)

    A Social Story is something that helps us create a comprehensive narrative around significant and impactful experiences in our lives, and is especially helpful for those experiences that involve trauma, loss, change or confusion.
    And for kids... it means everything to have an adult sit down to help us make sense and make meaning of what is going on around us, or what has happened to us.
    **It's a tool that (if used as much as is needed) can literally can help us process through the emotional residue of a traumatic experience.**
    In this episode, you'll learn the 3-part formula for creating meaningful narratives around stressful events. AND, if you listen to the end, I share how you can make one with your entire class, too! Enjoy!
     
    Meaningful Highlights from this Episode:
    Why we create Social Stories and Who they are for The 3-Part Formula for creating meaningful narratives around stressful experiences A nuanced perspective on how to navigate creating these around sensitive subjects.  
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    • 48 min
    29. How to Handle Student Disclosures

    29. How to Handle Student Disclosures

    What do you do when a student discloses some sensitive information to you? How to you respond to the student *and* the situation effectively?
    In this episode, listen to another mini-training about how you can handle a student disclosure with care and compassion, the three steps that you can use to scaffold your response, and some nuanced considerations that will keep you headed on the right path.
     
    Meaningful Highlights from this Episode:
    We always need to respond to the HUMAN first. The POTENTIAL in the moment of disclosure could have lifelong implications. No matter what, having to make a report can compromise SAFETY within the relationship. Keep that in mind as you handle with care and compassion.  
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    • 42 min
    28. Building Trust With Distrustful Students

    28. Building Trust With Distrustful Students

    Trust. Sometimes we adults take this bonding mechanism for granted. We assume it will occur naturally over the course of a relationship.
    Well, for kids who've experienced harm from the folks who are there to keep them safe, the idea of "trust" becomes infinitely more complicated.
    In this episode, I share with you a brief mini-training I did for my membership community a few years ago (it's now deceased - tear*), and it's all about how to build trust with distrustful students.
    Meaningful Highlights from this Episode:
    Trust takes time. Trust is earned. Trust is earned in our worst moments.  Want FREE access the full training video and download? 
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    • 20 min
    27. Climbing Out of Collapse

    27. Climbing Out of Collapse

    Here are some questions for you: What happens when we (the provider) are the ones in a traumatized state? What happens when a high-functioning individual finds themselves in a low-functioning, barely-keeping-their-head-above-water state? What happens when we go into a state of Collapse?
    Well, this episode is the bite-sized version of my experience climbing out of psychological collapse. When a human is in a state of "collapse," it means that their internal state is experiencing so much stress and overwhelm that their typical state of functioning essentially breaks down, significantly reducing their ability to "show up" and engage in their world.
    I popped into social media this week to share about my experience of this, and I hope it can be helpful to you!
    Episode Show Notes: www.traumacamp.com/27
     
    Major Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
    We need to give ourselves permission to collapse and rest and recover when we need it.

    Healing takes time. It can't be forced or rushed.

    Just because we know about trauma doesn't mean we're immune to it.

     

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    • 17 min
    26. Treating Violence Like a Contagious Disease with Epidemiologist, Dr. Gary Slutkin

    26. Treating Violence Like a Contagious Disease with Epidemiologist, Dr. Gary Slutkin

    What if Violence were like a contagious disease? Well, according to our guest on this episode: It absolutely is.
    Dr. Gary Slutkin is the Founder and CEO of Cure Violence Global, which seeks to reduce violence globally using disease control and behavior change methods. His work has resulted in 40-70% reductions in violence in cities around the globe. Listen in to hear about his three-pronged approach to how we can treat - and cure - violence just like we would with a contagious disease.
     
    Episode Show Notes: www.traumacamp.com/26
     
    Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:
    "The greatest predictor of violence is exposure to a preceding event of violence." - Dr. Gary Slutkin While hate violence and terrorism are important forms of violence to track and treat, most violence currently occurs in homes towards children and communities between members. Learn about the 3-part approach that treats Violence, in a way similar to treating diseases like Covid-19, Cholera, AIDS, SARS, etc.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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enisi linda ,

episode 20 being a professional

dear julia rose, inspiring, courageous, open heart communication, role model for all who work in the healing world. reminds me of one time i was giving a presentation at a school. i had made a mistake, i chose the wrong shoes. i had bunions at the time which were extremely painful. i was gritting my teeth to not cry out in pain. my little perfectionist part of me did not want anyone to know i had made a mistake. the dialogue in my head was so stressful, finally too stressful to contain, truth flirted out of my mouth for all to hear...after sharing my need to take off my shoes i felt the tears well up in my heart while the wise part of me hugged me from within hoping no one would reject my need.
most of the people laughed. when i was done one woman came up to me and said “that was not very professional”. i took a deep breath and said “we must have had different teachers.”. 38 years later i usually work shoeless. and the words “i had different teachers” is a big part of my work. i love your trauma camp work julia rose ...please continue to be messy.
bfn enisi

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