Course Focus & Overview


This self-paced online course will explore how trauma and chronic stress impacts us as human beings and as professionals. We will identify specific strategies and practices grounded in the MTSS/PBIS framework that K-12 teachers can use to enhance their classroom systems to maximize the engagement and success of all students, whether teaching in person, or in a hybrid or virtual learning context. Learn evidence based, practical strategies that are needed now more than ever! All from the comfort of your own classroom, school or home and at your own pace!

Course Content Includes:

Understanding the Effects Stress and Trauma on Ourselves and Our Students

Creating Safe and Predictable Learning Environments

Building Resilience Through Social Emotional Learning

Developing Self Regulation Strategies

Tools and Strategies to Guide Planning and Implementation Across All Learning Contexts

Course Completion Certification Provided and Clock Hours (4) Where Available



Who is this course designed for?


This course is designed for K-12 general and special education classroom teachers, administrators, classroom assistants and other staff supporting students and teachers in the instructional environment. The strategies and practices explored in this course are applicable to virtual, hybrid and face to face learning environments.

Meet Your Instructors


Let us bring our over 25 years educational experience to you. Sound Supports has worked with over 2,000 schools in over 150 districts across the nation and internationally.


Bridget Walker, Ph.D.,
Associate Director


Dr. Walker has over 30 years of experience in the field of education. Throughout her career she has worked as a special education teacher, day treatment teacher, district behavior specialist, state PBIS project coordinator and university professor. Dr. Walker has extensive experience helping district and school teams develop and sustain systems and strategies to effectively support students with academic and behavioral challenges across all three tiers of intervention.

Cher Anderton MSW.,
MTSS and Trauma Coach


Cher works as an MTSS Coach for Sound Supports. She is also a private practice therapist for females and their families specializing in trauma, parent coaching and adoption. Cher is actively involved in social services, outreach, welfare and advocacy for children and families in my community. Cher has worked in K-12 schools in both the role of family advocate and school counselor.

Lori Lynass Ed.D.,
Executive Director


Dr. Lynass has 23 years of experience working to support student, families and schools. She has worked directly with over 1,000 schools, in over 100 districts and 3 state departments of education on their implementation of academic and behavioral systems of support. Dr. Lynass’ previous careers have included being a special education teacher, a research scientist at the University of Washington and the executive director of the NorthWest PBIS Network. Dr. Lynass serves on the Washington State MTSS Climate Transformation team.

Course Curriculum


  Welcome and Course Overview
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  Module 1: Explore Ways Stress & Trauma Impacts Everyone
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  Module 2: Strategies for Integrating SWPBIS to Classroom Climate and Management
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  Module 3: Identify Strategies for Building a Safe, Positive and Predictable Environment
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  Module 4: Building Resilience Through Social Emotional Learning
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  Module 5: Developing Resilience and Self-Regulation
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  Module 6: Building and Sustaining Positive Relationships
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  Module 7: Building and Sustaining Effective Strategies
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  Course Wrap up
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Choose a Pricing Option

$175

Individual Person: Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms

Trauma Informed Practices with Classroom-based Positive Behavior Support Strategies

Trauma informed practices and PBIS provide powerful frameworks and strategies to help us implement classroom systems that better meet the needs of students, teachers and families who have experienced adverse events and chronic stress during this challenging time. This four hour course will explore how trauma impacts us as human beings and as professionals. We will then identify specific strategies and practices grounded in the PBIS framework that teachers can use to enhance their classroom systems to maximize the engagement and success of all students. Over 20 downloadable resources are provided with this course.

$2,000

Individual School Price: Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms

Cost for all staff at one school to take this course.

Cost for all staff at one school to take this course. For a multiple school discount, contact us.