Pennsylvania SB 144 Trauma-Informed Training

Trauma is the psychological, emotional response to a life event or experience that’s deeply disturbing or distressing to an individual. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are negative life events witnessed or experienced firsthand by children 18 years old or younger. Trauma is a widespread health concern that has become quite costly for schools around the world. It can affect a student’s cognitive ability – at times limiting rational thought, problem solving and other complex thinking skills often required in school – thereby limiting their academic potential. That’s why training in trauma-informed practices is essential to the everyday educational setting.

We recently published courses that can help comply with Pennsylvania’s SB 144 trauma-informed education requirements.

SB 144 Trauma-Informed Education Requirements

The bill requires each school entity to provide at least one hour of training in trauma-informed approaches to help school staff recognize the signs and impact of trauma in students and provide appropriate supports.

How SafeSchools Training Can Help

Easily manage, deliver, and track training online. Our special education course library includes over 70 expert-authored courses on a wide range of topics, including:

  1. Trauma Awareness (35 minutes) 
  2. Trauma-Informed Practices (42 minutes)
  3. Secondary Trauma Awareness – coming soon!

The special education course library can easily be added to the SafeSchools Training System to help you assign, manage, and track all you training in one system.

Our safety and compliance course library can also help you address additional PA training mandates, including:

  1. PA Act 71: Youth Suicide: Awareness & Prevention
  2. PA Act 126: Act 126- Part 1: Child Abuse Recognition & Mandatory Reporting
  3. PA Act 126: Act 126- Part 2: Educator Discipline Act & Sexual Misconduct
  4. PA Act 195: Medication Administration: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

View our full course library of state-specific courses.

If you would like to learn more about our courses or solutions, please contact us at 1-800-434-0154 or request a demo.