Trauma-Informed Schools and the MTSS Framework

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Host And Instructor

NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSW & Pamela Vona, MA, MPH
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Training Overview Description

The trauma-informed school webinar is designed to educate the school system including administrators, educators and other school staff about the key principles and domains of a trauma-responsive school system. The training outlines a framework for trauma-responsive schools and aligns trauma-informed practices and interventions with the Multi-tiered System of Support framework.

Event-specific Details

This webinar is limited to 100 registrants. If there are multiple participants from your school, district, or organization we encourage you to watch together in a central location and have just one person register.


Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSW
Clinical Associate Professor @University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a member of the Treatment & Services Adaptation
Vivien Villaverde is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Field Education Department of the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a member of the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Schools. She is a trained School Social Worker who was affiliated with the Los Angeles Unified School District for about 10 years. Prof. Villaverde has expertise in trauma informed intervention, disaster/crisis response and trauma-responsive program development. She has extensive background in collaboration and education systems change. Her expertise includes training and consultation with school districts in trauma-responsive transformation including program development, EBP training, and policy development. Prof. Villaverde collaborates with the California Department of Education and has partnered internationally with South Korea and the Republic of the Philippines.

Pamela Vona, MA, MPH
Program Manager @Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope and Wellness in Schools
Ms. Vona is currently the Program Manager for the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope and Wellness in Schools. Her interests include understanding how to support the implementation of trauma practices in the school setting. Specifically, her work has focused on how web-based platforms can support training in and implementation of evidence-based practices in schools. Ms. Vona served as a lead developer of the Trauma Responsive School Implementation Assessment—an online assessment designed to help schools improve their trauma-responsiveness. She is also leading the development of the Trauma Informed Skills for Developers (TISE) curriculum designed to enhance educators’ trauma knowledge and skills. Ms. Vona serves on the School Committee Workgroup for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and previously was a member of the NCTSN Policy Task Force.

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