The Ohio Department of Education is excited to host its first Trauma-Informed Schools Conference for Ohio’s educators and community partners so that, together, we can reach each child and help all students reach their fullest potential. This free event will be held virtually on Saturday, Nov. 7.


Although the Department recognized the need for trauma-informed practices in Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, the need for resiliency in all students, educators and community partners is evident in 2020 than ever before. Do not miss this opportunity to engage and connect with other Ohio educators and community partners who are learning and leading in a time when the path may seem unclear.


The conference will:

  1. Provide information and tools that help educators and community partners better understand the impact of trauma on child development and learning
  2. Help educators apply trauma-informed practices at the district, building and classroom levels to best support the whole child
  3. Provide information and knowledge that supports educator self-care and whole child student well-being


Keynotes and presenters include nationally known individuals and Ohio’s educators and community partners who are engaged in these important practices. Presenters will share their knowledge and experience, while participants will have an opportunity to create networks, connections and engage in professional learning. The event offers an opportunity to become engaged in a statewide network of educators and community partners that promote and strengthen the understanding of the impact of trauma on students and educators alike in Ohio’s schools.


Mark your calendars for 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. on Nov. 7. Log on at 8:30 a.m. to get ready for the day! Throughout the day, participants will hear opening remarks from Ohio’s education leaders, participate in two keynote presentations and engage in three additional sessions where participants have opportunities to select from 15 presentations, including time to interact during speaker chats and community chats. Continuing education credits are provided for each session attended (if minimum participation is completed).


Please send questions to [email protected].


Those who register on or before Nov. 7 will be able to log back in up to seven days after the live event to review presentations.

The Ohio Department of Education has applied for CEUs through Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. They will be issued within 30 days of the conference. Participants can earn CEUs for both live and recorded sessions and completion will be tracked through post-surveys. Participants can only sign up for one breakout session per timeslot, but can view as many sessions via the recording up to 7 days after the conference and earn CEUs. Participants can earn a max of 17.25 CEUs if you participate in all sessions – either live or recorded. 

There are two (2) requirements to obtain CEU or Participation credits.

1.To receive CEU credits or Participation certification, you MUST complete 90% of each course for which you want CEU credits or Participation certification.

Each person’s progress per course is monitored and captured in our final reports. This reporting allows our administration team to confirm the completion of every course for every participant.

2.To receive CEU credits or Participation certification, you must complete a post event survey for the courses you took. Confirm you include your license number for CEUs.

Survey link will be sent out on November 14, 2020.