Podcast by Mathew Portell
Podcast by Mathew Portell
Episode #15: Dr. Mona Delahooke - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting educators, providers, and families of neurodiverse and vulnerable children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and
toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She has dedicated her career to promoting a paradigm shift towards compassionate, relationship-based neurodevelopmental interventions for children/families exposed to trauma and those with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences.
She is the author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (PESI, 2019), Her blog, at www.monadelahooke.com covers a range of topics useful for caregivers and childhood providers.
Episode #14: Dr. Eric Rossen - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Dr. Rossen and I discuss the connection between the role of trauma-informed education from the experience of a pandemic all the way to the classroom.
Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. He has experience working in public schools, private practice, and in professional non-profit associations. He recently released Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition from Oxford University Press, and is co-author of the forthcoming book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development due out April, 2020.
Episode #13 - Dr. Kate Magarson and Hannah Albery - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Hannah Albery has been the Headteacher at Yarborough Academy since September 2017. Previous to this, she was in the classroom for ten years and has had the roles of Early Years Lead and Mathematics Lead. She is a qualified Mathematics Specialist Teacher, a Teaching for Mastery Specialist and a Numicon Consultant. From an intense amount of personal investment in the form of: reading, research, CPD and work alongside highly qualified professionals, she is currently leading her school through, the exciting but testing journey, towards becoming Trauma Informed.
Kate Margarson is the Behavioural Health Lead at Yarborough Academy and the director of The Nurture Lady. Kate has a PhD in Creating Attachment Relationships in Education and works therapeutically using play therapy models, alongside Theraplay, DDP and Sensory Attachment Interventions. Kate is working with a range of schools to ensure that CARE and attachment informed relationships are at heart of educational policy and practice.
Episode #12 Audrey Freshwater: Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Audrey Freshwater is a National speaker on Attachment, Trauma Informed Care, Moving Beyond ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Child Development, Understanding Behavior and best practices for working with children. Ms. Freshwater is also a trainer for the Building Strong Brains curriculum developed by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY). Outside of being a keynote and session speaker at conferences she also consults with programs, schools and other professionals regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences and best practices with children.
Audrey Freshwater is the current Arkansas Deputy Director for Save the Children. She is the former Early Childhood Education ACEs Administrator and oversaw the Behavior Help team at the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE). While at the divisions also served as the DCCECE ABC (Arkansas Better Chance) Program Administrator. Prior to her career with the DCCECE she was an investigator of child abuse and neglect and for 7 years was the Program Director for Williamson County CASA where she supervised over 100 advocates and over 700 children each year. Through her more than a decade long career as an investigator, working to understand and educate others on attachment and trauma, running a large advocacy program and testifying as an expert in the field she has cultivated a passion for our most vulnerable populations. Ms. Freshwater is passionate about the lasting impact teachers can have on children. She truly believes that our education field has the ability to change a child’s trajectory in life.
Episode #11 Ms. Jen Alexander - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
As an experienced teacher, school counselor, and play therapist, Jen Alexander believes that we can make a big difference with kids – one relationship at a time, which is why she is a passionate leader in the movement to build trauma-sensitive schools. Jen loves helping others help kids and has done so in schools, as a volunteer for the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN), and when facilitating her own trainings for educators. Her new book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Your Guide to Creating Safe, Supportive Learning Environments for All Students is now available.
Most know Jen as Ms. Jen (grown-ups included). Let’s give a collective thanks to the 1970s most popular female name for several years running for that. When there are many Jennifers and Jens in every circle of your life, one figures out a way to be specific.
Ms. Jen is an educator with more than 15 years of experience helping youth (some traumatized, some not) as a former special education teacher and current school counselor in Iowa. Ms. Jen is also a mother, author, and someone who appreciates all things creative.
Specifically, Ms. Jen trains educators on the “what works” and “why” when it comes to building trauma-sensitive schools. She brings her experience as a parent, former special education teacher, current school counselor, and trauma expert together, resulting in a unique ability to connect with both educators, other helpers, and parents. Ms. Jen also has a witty sense of humor, making her a popular presenter.
Jen holds degrees in psychology and special education teaching as well as a master’s degree in professional school counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a nationally certified counselor and registered school-based play therapist. Ms. Jen enjoys writing along with reading, gardening, and swimming as well as spending time with loved ones, friends, and her cocker spaniel.
Episode #10 Kat Stern - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Kat Stern is a Therapeutic Education Consultant, previously Director of Teaching & Learning for Behavior in a large inner-city school (ages 11-18 yrs). For 4 years, she ran an educational unit specifically for students at risk of exclusion from school. She is currently setting up a trial of trauma-informed education in a Young Offenders' Institute (youth prison). We discuss her work in the youth prison and so much more!
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Special thanks to you, Mathew, for being a leader in this journey. Especially loved Dr. Perry’s concentration on specific insight for educators.
I’ve learned so much hearing experts and people in the work be open and vulnerable. There are so many great stories in this podcast. Thanks!
Fantastic podcast for educators, counselors, social workers, and anyone interested in shifting their perspective on how to support students facing trauma in schools. Love the wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds that the interviewees bring to the table. The host is a pretty great dude, too!