A Collaborative Workshop


Mission Kids has partnered with Creative Health Services to provide educators and school personnel with a Collaborative Workshop that explores the effects of child abuse and trauma on children and the impact on their behavior in the classroom and their overall academic performance.

Learn from Creative Health’s Kala Fell, LMFT, who is the on-site Trauma Therapist and Clinical Liaison to Mission Kids, along with Michelle McDyre, Prevention Education & Outreach Manager at Mission Kids. This workshop is perfect for in-service days or professional development days for school employees. This workshop is dynamic and can be tailored to the needs, interests, and time constraints of the audience.

Workshop Learning Objectives include:

  • Participants will learn about the dynamics of child abuse and the signs, symptoms, and short-term and long-term effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences, which will help them address the needs of individual students who have experienced child abuse or other trauma.
  • Participants will learn how trauma affects classroom performance and academic achievement
  • Participants will learn how to foster a “wellness culture” for students who may have experienced trauma and feel more empowered to use a trauma-informed approach.
  • By understanding the dynamics and effects of child abuse and trauma, participants will be better able to integrate this knowledge more deeply into the day-to-day life students in order to improve learning and raise academic achievement.

Childhood Trauma Affects at least 1 in 4 students in EVERY classroom… EVERY day!

For more information, or to bring this Collaborative Workshop to your school, please contact Michelle McDyre or call 484-687-2990, ext. 1016.