Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators

MAEA is excited to announce a new professional development offering.

Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators will run July 1 – August 15, 2023

The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators is designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of trauma and its effects on childhood development, while offering a set of tools to help create supportive, healing centered, trauma-informed environments within a wide range of academic and recreational settings where students can grow.

In each training module, you will engage with the knowledge and practices that New York City Children’s Theater uses to train their own staff of Teaching Artists when teaching young people through a trauma-informed lens.

The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators modules feature 9 key topics and explore the 6 key elements of a trauma-informed approach as outlined by SAMHSA, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Learn more at:

DATES: July 11, 18, 25 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, and August 1, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
FACILITATORS: The Trauma-Informed Toolkit Team & Patty Klibansky (for MAEA)
SYLLABUS: View or download
Asynchronous Self-Paced Module Access: As soon as you receive an email with your account setup information for The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators you will be able to login and access all of the modules in the program.

Weekly Zoom Sessions:

  • 7/11: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, TITK Collaboration Session #1: Modules 1-3 (with Patty)
  • 7/18: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, TITK Collaboration Session #2: Modules 4-6 (with Patty)
  • 7/25: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, TITK Collaboration Session #3: Modules 7-9 (with Patty)
  • 8/1: 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Live Virtual Professional Development Workshop with the NYCCT Toolkit Team

Deadline for Completion

  • 8/15: Deadline to submit requested documents

*Note: A more detailed daily schedule will be provided to registered participants before the first day along with a zoom link to attend the live meetings.


Participants will earn 15 PDPs after active participation in all live sessions and evidence-based completion of all components.