• Trauma Resilience



    Antiracist Trauma Resilience & De-Escalation


    In this 5-week Trauma Informed Community of Practice, participants learn a framework for understanding students’ (and adults’) developmental sensitivity, including the physiology of trauma and learning.


    This framework integrates several core principles of trauma-informed practices and somatics, Healing Centered Engagement and Nonviolent Communication into a comprehensive approach grounded in Antiracism, that helps match specific social emotional supports to students’ developmental stage, rich cultural heritage and brain region mediating Social, Emotional, Behavior and Academic learning.


    Fall 2022 DATES: Thursdays 4-6pm on Zoom

    • November 10th
    • November 17th
    • December 1st
    • December 8th
    • December 15th


    Participants are asked to attend all 5 sessions to build on knowledge and participate in Critical Inquiry Groups to apply learnings to your daily practice and move through a cycle of reflection.


    This learning series is open and free to all OUSD staff and community partners who serve OUSD students!  External allies must register by emailing lailan.huen@ousd.org.



    OEA Members can submit timesheet hours upon completion of the series for payment at the Professional Development rate, or submit for Professional Growth Units for advancement on the salary scale.


    SEIU & AFSCME Members can check in with their Supervisor to see if they are eligible to submit an overtime form online if these times fall beyond contract hours:

    • Please list Raquel Jimenez - Office of Equity Executive Director as the approver & supervisor.
    • You will be compensated at your Extra Time rate.


    About the Lead Facilitator:


    Susan Andrien, CEO and Founder of Hope Reimagined, is a Phase 2 certified trainer of The Neurosequential Model, a neurodevelopmentally informed approach to clinical problem-solving and a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. With more than 25 years of experience working with children and families heavily impacted by trauma, Susan is on a mission to better support communities, schools and families to be relationally rich environments informed by neurophysiology.  Susan recently served as OUSD Network 2's Behavioral Health Specialist, currently works with Destiny Arts, and is a member of OUSD's Racial Justice & Healing Taskforce.


    Participant Testimonial:


    "It's all about mastering that mirror work! I've been hearing this a lot for a long time and something about this series really allowed me to accept that information into my heart, mind, and body. I was particularly struck by Susan's comment (paraphrasing) that she used to approach a crisis situation putting all of her energy into the regulation strategies for the youth and now she approaches a crisis situation putting at least 90% of her energy into her own regulation strategies. I'm so excited to really explore how I can reimagine my mind/body connection as a force for healing, learning, joy, and justice."