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Call for presenters for 2021 Trauma Informed Education Symposium

The second annual Trauma Informed Education Symposium (TIES) is accepting presentation proposals for the October 11, 8 a.m. – noon, virtual event. 

The symposium will include over 200 Southeast Georgia teachers interested in learning about trauma informed practices and related issues of social emotional learning. 

Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes (30 minutes of content and 15 minutes for Q&A) and address issues of: working with traumatized children, social-emotional learning, emotional well being of students/teachers; trauma informed instructional/classroom practices; supporting students/teachers dealing with anxiety amidst pandemic; other related issues. 

The keynote address will be delivered by Stan Sonu, MD, physician and associate program director of internal medicine and pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sonu’s research interests include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma-informed care, and the integration of social determinants of health with clinical care. He is passionate about teaching about ACEs and training future clinicians on effective ways to address trauma in the primary care setting. 

TIES is held annually to help the local school community through support of the wellbeing of students, teachers and staff. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Southern University College of Education, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, and the Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition, TIES is centered on educating school professionals on trauma informed practices, which provide a structure or framework that helps adults to understand, recognize and respond to the effects of various forms of trauma that youth may be experiencing. 

Please submit a proposal that includes: presentation title, a 30 word abstract of the presentation and how the presentation relates to trauma informed educational practices. Submit the proposal to: Regina Rahimi, Ed.D., at rrahimi@georgiasouthern.edu by September 1. Questions can also be directed to Rahimi at the above email address.

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