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Managing the Aftermath of a Traumatic Event at Your School with Rachel Archambault Resilient Schools 19 Episode 19

Managing the Aftermath of a Traumatic Event at Your School with Rachel Archambault Resilient Schools 19

· 34:00

Rachel Archambault, MA CCC-SLP is an SLP Program Specialist for Broward County Public Schools. After a traumatic event happened at her workplace on 2/14/18, she looked for ways to help work with students (and herself) after trauma. She found trauma-informed care and has been presenting nationally to SLPs and other providers on how TIC can be used in their setting. She runs the PTSDSLP.com web site and Instagram account, @PTSD.SLP which discusses TIC from a speech lens.

  • Pillars of trauma-informed care
  • 3–12 pillars of Trauma, but here are the six.
    1. Safety
    2. Trustworthiness & Transparency
    3. Peer Support
    4. Collaboration & Mutuality
    5. Empowerment Voice & Choice
    6. Cultural, Historical, & Gender Issues
  • Aftermath of Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  • Transparency - There’s no rulebook for this. We have a rulebook and it is what other people have experienced.
  • Camera crews were around 24/7.
  • 3600 students at the school.
  • Anything was under a microscope.
  • Kept things quiet, but it made them
  • Celebrity visiting, but made it scary
  • Some people were offered transparency
  • Control in a situation
  • Three E’s Definition of Trauma [[What Happened to You]]: three E’s” definition of trauma: “that a trauma has three key aspects—the event, the experience, and the effects. The complexities of these three interrelated components are what should be considered in clinical work and studied in research”
  • Loaded school with school resource officers.
  • What would make a big group of people able to cope better.
  • Connection - Forming a connection with someone who has experienced trauma is a way to help them overcome it.
  • Fishing in the Olds and Russian Rivers
  • How do we form connections with students?
  • Therapeutic speaking - active listening
  • Let them determine the connection and relationship
  • It’s not personl

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Jethro Jones
Jethro Jones
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