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Kansas State Polytechnic

Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633 phone
785-826-2632 fax

Promoting Healing from Trauma and Stress


This training demonstrates how the education system can use the ACES study to acknowledge how life experiences impact the bodies’ ability to self regulate. When educators understand both ACES and toxic stress, a mindset is created allowing for a safe and secure environment to be formed in schools.   By creating an educational environment which ensures safety and nurturance for all, students will build relationships with other students and staff, promoting healing. They will in turn be better learners during the school day.  Interventions and best practices to address self-regulation for both students and educators will also be shared in this presentation.

Attendees may use this course for 6 continuing education credits. K-State Polytechnic is a pre-approved continuing education provider approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider number 15-005.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the effects of trauma on the brain
  • Understand how toxic stress impacts our students
  • Learn how to recognize our personal triggers and how to find ways to stay calm when working with students.
  • Learn strategies that can be put into the classroom to help students regulate appropriately.

Date: August 6, 2018

Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina, KS

Cost: $75 per person, see below for multiple registrant discounts

Registration deadline: July 30, 2018

Continuing education credits: 6 hours

Registration fee includes course instruction and materials. Meals are not included in the registration fee and are the attendee's responsibility.


A discounted rate is offered for companies or organizations sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$187.50
4 registrants per company1 registration free $225.00

For companies or organizations sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.

A discounted registration rate is offered to current graduate and post doctoral students. To be eligible for the academia discount, students should complete a scholarship application form and submit proof of enrollment status by July 30, 2018. Download the application form for additional details on how to apply.


If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email profed@k-state.edu.

About the Instructor

Cindy Blasi, LMSW, CCTP
Derby Public Schools

Cindy Blasi, LMSW, CCTP, began her education at Kansas State University where she earned a dual degree in Family Studies Human Services/Social Work in May 1998.  After graduation, she was accepted into the Social Work Program at Kansas University where she graduated with her Masters' in Social Work in May 2000.  She has worked at Derby Public Schools for 18 years and during this time, worked directly with students on various social and emotional needs. She currently leads building wide implementation of behavioral interventions. After receiving her Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Certification in August 2016,  she has worked toward implementing a trauma sensitive school initiative at Derby Hills Elementary by training staff on Self Regulation, Mindfulness, Safe Spot, and Mandatory Reporting.  She has presented this trauma informed approach at national and statewide conferences.