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Compassionate Schools Workshop

Meet Your Instructor


Shawna Audet began her career as a high school English and social studies teacher. She current works as a reading remediation and creative writing teacher.  She learned about trauma-sensitive teaching practices through her work on the Smithers Mental Wellness Action Team for Youth.

Workshop Agenda

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm       

2:10 pm -2:20 pm                

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm


Shawna will explain the need for trauma-sensitive practices.  She will share the key resources that helped her down the path towards becoming a trauma-sensitive teacher.


Shawna will use the gradual release technique by leading you through the steps that she and her team took to move their school district down the road towards becoming a compassionate school district.  She will also discuss some of the roadblocks that she encountered.


You will use Linda O'Neill's Trauma-Sensitive School framework to examine the systems that are currently in place at your school. 

Note: At the end of the workshop, please take a few moments to fill out and hand in your workshop feedback exit slip.

Presentation Slides with Video

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