Understanding Trauma (and How to Help)

with Ivy Bonk of Every Child Whole

Is it possible that many of our students’ diagnosed learning disabilities are actually the effects of childhood trauma? Join us to understand the pervasive effects of trauma and how to implement trauma-sensitive practices for your students.

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About Ivy Bonk

Dr. Ivy has been involved in some form of education for over two decades. After an experience in 2012 that shifted her focus and trajectory, she began to pursue a path to uncover what she believed was inequity created by unaddressed trauma in our education system. She completed her doctorate from Regent University in 2016 with a research focus on childhood trauma and its impact on learning and development.  She is the author of The Day Trauma Came to Class, LOST: Finding My Way Back to a Place I’ve Never Been and Grounded Learning: Education’s Recovery Plan.  

She is the architect of The Lost Child Theory and Grounded Learning Framework. She holds a specialty certification in Neurosequential Modeling in Education from the Child Trauma Academy.

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  • Donna Farmer says:

    I have had trauma more than once in my life. In fact abuse in my childhood caused me to marry an abusive man. I have had lots of healing experiences, but it is very helpful to have some practical steps to helping create a safe environment in my classroom and build healthy relationships with my students.