TSA Center for Schools Evidence-Based & Evidence-Informed Practices

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Pamela Vona, MA, MPH & Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSW

Training Overview Description

The webinar familiarizes trainees on the resources and interventions available through the Treatment, Services, and Adaptation Center for Schools website. This presentation will provide an overview of three evidence-based trauma interventions that are widely used in schools nationally and internationally including: the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS); Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET); and Bounce. Back. The webinar also describes whole-school interventions designed to improve the knowledge and skills of all school staff including Psychological First Aid- Listen, Protect, Connect (PFA-LPC) ; Trauma Informed Skills for Educators (TISE); and Support for Teachers Affected by Trauma (STAT).

Event-specific Details

This webinar is limited to 100 registrants. If there are multiple participants from your school, district, or organization we encourage you to watch together in a central location and have just one person register.


Pamela Vona, MA, MPH
Program Manager @Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope and Wellness in Schools

Ms. Vona is currently the Program Manager for the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope and Wellness in Schools. Her interests include understanding how to support the implementation of trauma practices in the school setting. Specifically, her work has focused on how web-based platforms can support training in and implementation of evidence-based practices in schools. Ms. Vona served as a lead developer of the Trauma Responsive School Implementation Assessment—an online assessment designed to help schools improve their trauma-responsiveness. She is also leading the development of the Trauma Informed Skills for Developers (TISE) curriculum designed to enhance educators’ trauma knowledge and skills. Ms. Vona serves on the School Committee Workgroup for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and previously was a member of the NCTSN Policy Task Force.

Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSW
Clinical Associate Professor @University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a member of the Treatment & Services Adaptation

Vivien Villaverde is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Field Education Department of the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a member of the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Schools. She is a trained School Social Worker who was affiliated with the Los Angeles Unified School District for about 10 years. Prof. Villaverde has expertise in trauma informed intervention, disaster/crisis response and trauma-responsive program development. She has extensive background in collaboration and education systems change. Her expertise includes training and consultation with school districts in trauma-responsive transformation including program development, EBP training, and policy development. Prof. Villaverde collaborates with the California Department of Education and has partnered internationally with South Korea and the Republic of the Philippines.

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All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Child Welfare
All Education K-12 & Postsecondary faculty, staff, and students

Registration Information

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or copy/paste https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lz3vj30iQE2PD7btBEOyVQ