The Science of Relationships

Trauma Informed Educators Network - Podcast

FuelEd Partners Megan Marcus Dr. Kelley Munger speak with Mathew Portell of the Trauma Informed Educators Network podcast where they discuss developing trauma-informed educators.

In this episode of the Trauma-Informed Educators Network Podcast with Mathew Portell, he speaks with FuelEd Partners Megan and Kelley as they discuss how educators cannot possibly address the social-emotional needs of students or be truly “trauma-informed” if they have not processed and acknowledged their own trauma and social-emotional needs.

"Like student social-emotional learning (SEL), educator SEL is not, and can’t be, a flash in the pan. Growing educators as whole people requires schools to become places where secure relationships and adult development happen every day in the regular course of work."

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About the author

Kelley Munger

PhD, LPC, NCC

Kelley holds a BA in English from Auburn University, an MA in Teaching from Lee University, and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Covenant Seminary. She completed her PhD in Early Intervention and Special Education at the University of Oregon in 2019. Kelley is a researcher and licensed therapist working in the areas of trauma, adult attachment, special education, and human development. She is passionate about leveraging the power of relationships to promote developmental flourishing across the lifespan.

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