Resilient Futures utilizes the HEARTS (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools) Model for creating culturally responsive, trauma-informed schools.

A hallmark of trauma is its ability to profoundly change one’s worldview. Experiences of racial stress for students of color are often traumatic and manifest in a significant shift in worldview.

This day-long conference is open to educators, school personnel, school leaders, mental health professionals, consultants, school nurses, school-based clinic providers, and others interested in school-wide approaches to understanding racial stress as a from of trauma and learning strategies to respond to trauma and promote resilience for all students.

Participants will:
  • Gain an understanding of racial stress as a form of trauma and how to respond with compassion and understanding.
  • Explore the shift in worldview experienced by students facing racial trauma, and its impact on learning and engagement.
  • Learn and practice strategies to integrate culturally responsive, trauma-informed strategies in the classroom.
  • Gain strategies for promoting anti-racist, trauma-informed school communities through the integration of cultural humility and equity.

For questions please email us info@resilientfutures.us

University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus

Education 1 Building
Rm P26-1300
13070 E. 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Date & Time
December 7, 2019,
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
I. Cultural Humility: By grounding our lens in Cultural Humility we will surface our own identities and understand how our own equity stories impact our trauma-informed work in schools. 
II. The intersection of racial stress and trauma: By diving into understanding how racial stress and trauma intersect and we will better recognize how this shows up in schools from PreK - 12. 
III. Implicit Biases: By identifying and unpacking how implicit biases influence our daily interactions in schools we can make mindful decisions about how to counteract the impact of implicit biases. 
IV. Fostering Supportive Environments: Moving from theory to application, strategies to foster a more supportive environment for students and staff of color such as:
a. How to move beyond being a bystander: disrupting microaggressions through developing micro-intervention strategies
b. Developing a race conscious lens as a tenet of trauma-informed schools
c. Promoting culturally responsive and trauma-Informed disciplinary strategies within schools 

Our Presenters:
Dr. Eleonora Cahill holds a PhD in School, Community and Clinical Child Psychology from University of Pennsylvania and has 25 years’ experience working with trauma-impacted schools and communities.  Dr. Cahill additionally holds a specialized master's degree in Risk and Prevention for Adolescents from Harvard University.  Dr. Cahill passionately believes in the resiliency of the human spirit, the tenacity of community, and the unsurpassed capacity for healing.  A former high school teacher, Dr. Cahill holds a strong anti-oppression lens and is committed to addressing race-based and cultural disparities in educational communities. She has expertise in traumatic stress, grief and loss, family systems, adolescence, special education, curriculum development and integrated behavioral health. Dr. Cahill is co-founder of Resilient Futures, Inc.
Dr. Laura McArthur brings substantive experience in the areas of children’s mental health, trauma-informed care, elimination of disparities in behavioral health, cultural and linguistic competence, developmental psychology and program evaluation. Following her postdoc at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), she led the expansion of the UCSF Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS) program to Aurora, Colorado. Laura has worked with a variety of schools, funders, community partners, and community members to advance trauma-informed, culturally responsive school environments that meet the needs students and staff in schools impacted by trauma. Laura co-authored a publication on HEARTS, available in the Journal of School Mental Health. Laura is part of the adjunct faculty at the University of Denver in the Psychology Department and is co-founder of Resilient Futures, Inc.
Additional Details


  • Professional:                  $250
  • Student:                           $135
  • Group:                              $235
  • Day of Training:              $285

Light Breakfast & Catered Lunch included

 Join us on
December 07, 2019
We look forward to hosting you!

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