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Research-to-Practice Bridge Event

Addressing Collective Trauma and Supporting the Well-Being of Students and School Staff

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Webinar recordings


Understanding Collective Trauma

Working Through Cultural Trauma

Creating Supportive Schools


Join REL Southwest for a free webinar on collective trauma in the context of COVID-19 and social injustice.

COVID-19 and racial inequities are unfortunate realities of our time that can lead to student trauma. This free virtual event will address collective trauma in the current context of COVID-19 and social injustice. Presenters will discuss how collective trauma may affect staff and students. Afterward, participants will join a breakout session to explore either a four-step model for working through collective trauma, particularly racial trauma, or to learn how integrating trauma-sensitive strategies and SEL can support a holistic approach to meeting student and staff needs.


  • Wehmah Jones, Ph.D., senior researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Tammie M. Causey-Konaté, Ph.D., senior technical assistance consultant, AIR
  • Robyn Madison Harris, Ed.D., partnership facilitator, REL Southwest
  • Kathleen Guarino, senior technical assistance consultant, AIR
  • Marcus Jackson, Ed.D., R3 Zone Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools
  • Terrence Pruitt, Founder and Principal Consultant, Project Restore Initiative

Who will benefit: Principals, instructional coaches, teachers, district superintendents, state education staff, and others interested in this topic.

Lacy Wood