Educational Advocacy

Course description

The children you advocate for and in many instances, their parents, have all experienced trauma in their lives. This webinar walks you through the definition of trauma and how it can be manifested by a student’s behavior and performance in school. You will also receive important and useful information on how to work within the school setting to change the narrative from, “What is wrong with this student?” to “What has happened to this student and how do we help?”

2 CLE Credits Available


1.5 In-service Hours Available

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Dr. Katie  Kelly

Dr. Katie Kelly

M.ED., PH.D., ESQ.

Dr. Katie Kelly, M.ED., PH.D., ESQ., with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is an expert on Educational Advocacy.    At the end of the webinar Dr. Kelly provided a question and answer period for those attending the webinar on the original recording date. You may find that information useful to you in your own advocacy.

We know you will gain tremendous information from her training and encourage you to take advantage of other webinars Dr. Kelly moderates and leads. 

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is so grateful to the generosity and expert knowledge Dr. Kelly has provided regarding Educational Advocacy.    Thank you, Dr. Kelly!

Course Contents

1 Text

1.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Special Education through the Lens of Trauma-Informed Care