Saint Joseph's University

Supporting Catholic Urban Education School Communities Through Trauma Informed Practices

Posted on June 11, 2018

The Annual Catholic Urban Education Seminar


Theme: Shifting from Trauma to Resilience: Supporting Catholic Urban Education School Communities Through Trauma Informed Practices

The Catholic Urban Education Seminar brings together k-12 teachers and educational leaders, higher education professors and staff, aspiring teachers, community members, and faith leaders to focus on exemplar strategies needed to facilitate equitable practices for all students.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Ernest Morrell. Dr. Morrell is the Coyle Professor of Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Morrell has also written more than 80 articles and book chapters that have appeared in publications. Further, in 2015, 2016, and 2017, Dr. Morrell was ranked among the top 100 university-based education scholars in the Annual EdWeek RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Earn ACT 48 credits by attending dynamic workshop sessions that include a focus on:

· Trauma and Play Therapy

· Creating Trauma Sensitive Classrooms

· Fostering Resilience and Building Assets in Students Who Have Experienced Trauma

· Analyzing Hip-Hop Lyrics as a Means to Explore Trauma in Black males

For more information, please contact, Dr. Ronald W. Whitaker, II at: Dr. Whitaker serves as Assistant Professor of Education, Director of District and School Relations, and Co-Director for Center for Urban Education, Equity, and Improvement at Cabrini University.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Campion Student Center
St. Joseph’s University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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