A Systemic Approach for Trauma Responsive Schools
This is a complex issue for kids, adults, and schools. My services provide specific training and consultation to better serve this unique student population.
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Meet Danielle Theis
Danielle Theis has served children and families since 1990. She has provided leadership in schools for children struggling significantly with behavior along with management of their mental health and the impacts of trauma, since 2000. Danielle is a Special Education Director, Principal, and Psychotherapist. Her unique lens is a combination of what is clinically and educationally appropriate for children. Danielle is a dynamic and engaging presenter with a true passion for kids who struggle in school. She currently serves as the Director of Special Services in Owatonna, Minnesota.
Danielle provides trainings and consultative services to support children impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and the adults who serve them, in our schools and communities.
Danielle is an extremely engaging and dynamic trainer!
Danielle was highly knowledgeable. You can tell from her delivery just how much she believes in the effectiveness of LSCI. This is a program I hope to be involved with throughout the rest of my career in education.
Danielle did such a great job doing this training. I sometimes get lost in the content and get distracted. She kept me engaged the entire time and covered so much good content. She put things into perspective for me and changed the way that I look and view students and how I react to them.
Ms. Danielle was an awesome instructor; she was very knowledgeable and had a great amount of professional experience she shared with us. She came every day with confidence and assurance that we would benefit from LSCI training and she was right. This was an amazing training session and a great experience for me.
The most important takeaway for me was the change in my response time going forward and just staying in the moment with the student. If you are not present in the moment you could be adding trauma to the student instead of using that moment to build trust that the student may need.
I will be using this every chance I get. I will use it with my students, peers, and in my home life.
I have more awareness about the impact of Covid and many events that happened within the last 13 months that will have an impact on our students. I learned the importance of looking first at the students perspective and not just mine.
I feel better equipped to handle challenging conversations with staff members about students. I feel better prepared to advocate for universal instructional practices in self-regulation.