Trauma Informed Education | Connect NY

According to state education officials, the number of students facing mental health challenges is dramatically increasing. To adapt, schools are incorporating Trauma Informed Practices into the classroom. On the next Connect: NY, we will discuss why trauma is affecting more children, and look at the skills educators are adopting to help them cope.


  • Dr. John M. Garruto, D.Ed., NCSP, School Psychologist for the Oswego City School District; President, New York Association of School Psychologists
  • Dr. Sandy Addis, Executive Director, National Dropout Prevention Center
  • Melissa S. Evans, Director of Student Support Services, Syracuse City School District; Co-chair, Trauma and Resilience Advocacy Committee
  • Tracey Musarra Marchese, MSW, LCSW-R, Professor of Practice, School of Social Work, Falk College, Syracuse University

Joining via Skype:

  • Dr. Shaun Nelms, Superintendent, East High School, Rochester City School District