November 14 - 15, 2019

Mayo Civic Center

Rochester, Minnesota


A two day training conference designed to build the capacity of educators to build and sustain system-wide, trauma-informed support for all students.


The Trauma-Informed Schools Institute will address key skills and mindsets needed to develop school environments where students and staff feel supported and connected. You’ll walk away feeling empowered, ready to implement new strategies and actions, while deepening commitment and anchoring into a vision for your school. You will connect with colleagues as you practice content, reflect, apply and practice skills together. This is a engaged, active learning experience that will motivate your team to go back and implement change at your school.

  • Learn from experienced educators and trauma experts during all sessions, including breakouts

  • You’ll have dedicated time to work on an action plan for your school and develop a blueprint for implementation

  • Count on the opportunity to make connections with other educational leaders who will further accelerate your progress, and provide a source of ongoing support as you leave our time together

We anticipate that this learning opportunity will fill quickly as we only have 400 spots available and we have had a great deal of interest in Dr. Perry’s full-day training. Register early to reserve your spot as we will sell out!

Featured Presenters:


Dr. Bruce Perry

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX (www.ChildTrauma.org), and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.


Jessica Cabeen

Jessica currently serves as the principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. Prior to this role she was the Principal of the "Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota", the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. She started her career as a Music Therapist and worked with adults with disabilities and adolescents in residential settings in Iowa and Illinois. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Masters in Special Education from the University of Saint Thomas, and her administrative licenses from Hamline University. Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. Jessica is active on social media (@JessicaCabeen) and co-moderates #ECEChat as well as engages with other educators looking to make all things possible for our young learners, and learners that are young at heart. She has written two books: Hacking Early Learning and Balance Like a Pirate (releasing in July of 2018). She has been the principal facilitator for the Minnesota PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series for the past four years and is a facilitator of the Minnesota Principal Academy. She speaks at regional and national conferences on topics such as family engagement, early learning, and unconventional leadership.



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Registration Rates:

Early Registration Rate has been extended until September 13th! Register now for the lowest rate!

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Hotel Accommodations:


Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

225 South Broadway, Rochester, MN

Rate: $164.00


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

150 South Broadway, Rochester, MN

Rate: $179.00

Save the date for the 2020 Trauma-Informed Schools Institute!

October 29 - 30, 2020

Rochester, Minnesota

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