Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Trauma Informed Schools: What are they and what can psychologists do to support them? (Kruczek, orig. 11.19.2020)
7/8/2022 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's (new for 2021) Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.


Originally offered as:
IPA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 19th, 2020, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. ET

Trauma Informed Schools:  What are they and what can psychologists do to support them? 
Trauma informed practices are increasingly important given the current pandemic and socio-political situation. This workshop would begin by briefly reviewing a bioecological model of trauma followed by a discussion of how trauma impacts the academic, social, and behavioral functioning of children and youth. One of the key elements of Trauma Informed Schools (TIS) involves establishing collaborative working relationships with community mental health providers, including psychologists. In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn about the principles and practices of Trauma Informed Schools and what role psychologists can play in collaborating with schools to support the recovery and development of children and youth who have experienced traumatic life events.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.  identify the principles and practices of Trauma Informed Schools
2.  recognize how cultural, historical and gender issues can impact trauma response
3.  identify the role and function of community psychologists in TIS
4.  identify effective mechanisms of collaboration with schools to support children and families with trauma experiences
5.  utilize culturally responsive, collaborative practices to support underrepresented children, teens and their families

Presenter:  Theresa Kruczek, Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Kruczek is a Licensed Psychologist and Professor of School Counseling and School Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State University. She primarily teaches practitioner courses in evidence based child, adolescent, and family interventions.  Her research focuses on trauma informed school practices, in particular violence prevention and intervention with youth and families. She also created and teaches a course entitled Youth Crisis and Trauma Counseling. Dr. Kruczek works closely with the Guidance Department at Ball State’s Burris Laboratory School in designing and evaluating guidance curriculum. For almost twenty years Kruczek served as the Clinic Director for the outpatient Counseling Practicum Clinic in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services at Ball State. Prior to coming to BSU, she was an Assistant Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College where she worked with children & adolescents helping them and their families cope with trauma exposure and severe disabilities.

Dr. Theresa Kruczek

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. 

Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits.  Partial credit cannot be given. We ask that all participants complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Kruczek and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, & Emeritus-Practicing - $10
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $30