Trauma Resiliency

Promoting a Sense of Belonging (JOLT2206-11)

Children impacted by trauma and prolonged toxic stress carry a burden of feeling unworthy and disconnected from others. In turn, these feelings impair the traumatized child’s ability to develop meaningful and secure attachments. Once manifested, children can carry these painful feelings into and throughout adulthood. This course examines the importance of "Belonging" as a critical component of resiliency. You will see how trauma disrupts a student’s sense of attachment and how schools can help foster belonging within the school community.

Course Author: Mark DeRubeis

  • Welcome
  • Welcome!
  • Defining Belonging and Its Importance
  • Opening Reflection
  • Belonging and its Importance
  • Broadening the Scope of Importance
  • Boosting Your Own Sense of Belonging
  • Understanding How Trauma Impairs a Child's Sense of Belonging
  • How Trauma Impacts a Child's Sense of Belonging
  • Dr. Bruce Perry: How Belonging Impacts Your Stress Response
  • Anticipate Your Application
  • The Connection of Belonging to Resiliency and Recovery
  • The Case for Belonging
  • Belongingness Can Protect Against Impact of Trauma
  • Belonging and its Impact on Resilience and Healing
  • Strategies to Build Belonging in School
  • Building Belonging In the Classroom
  • Techniques for Building Belonging in the Classroom
  • 5 Ways to Boost Students' Sense of School Belonging
  • Fostering a Culture of Belonging
  • Learning Extensions
  • Share Your Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever