Trauma-Informed Music Education

Saturday, January 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


The impact of trauma is a silent force felt in every community and every school district. This session provides real-world classroom strategies to make your classroom more trauma-informed. Exposure to trauma–such as violence, racism, or a pandemic–can impact students’ readiness to learn. Music provides a unique opportunity for trauma-informed practices. This session will examine 1) the brain science of trauma exposure, 2) school policies and practices through a trauma-informed lens, and 3) the importance of self-care for teachers.

Learning Objective 1
Consider teacher reactions to student behavior through a trauma-informed lens.
Learning Objective 2
Explore ways into integrate trauma-informed practices into the music classroom
Learning Objective 3
Receive tools to assist in creating a self-care plan.
Target Audiences
General Education
Session Level
Elementary, MS/JH, High School, Collegiate
Session Type