Webinars

Addressing Adversity, Trauma, and Resiliency with our Young Adolescents during COVID-19
Presenter: Lori Desautels

In this webinar, we explore how trauma and adversity impact the developing brain during heightened times of stress. We discuss strategies and practices that dampen down our stress response systems while building engagement, connection and regulated brain states.

PAMLE This webinar was offered in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education to provide participants with Act 48 continuing professional education credit. To obtain credit, please complete the post-assessment after viewing the recording.

Dr. Lori Desautels has been an assistant professor at Butler University since 2016 where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs in the college of education. Lori was also an assistant professor at Marian University in Indianapolis for eight years where she founded the Educational Neuroscience Symposium. Currently, the Symposium is in its eighth year, and now sponsored by Butler University College of Education. Through these conferences and symposiums, educators, parents, and the community learn to implement tools to help our students be successful and feel a sense of purpose and connection as they walk into their classrooms. Because of her work, Lori has been able to attract foremost experts in the fields of educational neuroscience, trauma and adversity, which significantly grow the conference each year.

Lori has created a nine-hour graduate certification at Butler University in Applied Educational Neuroscience/Brain and Trauma. This certification has grown from six graduates in its pilot year in 2016 to 70 graduate students in its third cohort. The certification is open to students around the world as it has transformed into a distance learning hybrid format. The Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate, created by Lori in 2016, is specifically designed to meet the needs of educators, counselors, and administrators who work with children and adolescents who have, and are, experiencing adversity and trauma.

Lori’s passion is engaging students through the application of neuroscience as it applies to attachment, regulation, and educator brain state, and teaching students and staff about their neuroanatomy, thus integrating Mind Brain Teaching learning principles and strategies into her coursework at Butler. Lori has conducted brain institutes and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Dubai on Mind Brain Teaching and Learning. She has created webinars for educators, clinicians, and administrators illustrating how educators and students alike must understand their neuroanatomy to regulate behavior and calm the brain.