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 How to Register and Progress Through the

Project EVERS/Colby Community College Trauma Training Program 


Hi! If you are a staff member of one of the nineteen school districts of the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center service area, you are eligible for the Project EVERS Trauma Training Program, and for a stipend for each training that you take! Each training is facilitated through a partnership between Project EVERS and Colby Community College.

 CCC Trauma Training Courses


ED 300 – Intro to Childhood Trauma & Its Effects 

In this introductory course, the focus will be on building the student's awareness around trauma, adverse childhood experiences, impact on brain development, relationships, and learning. Being trauma-aware helps change the way we interact and respond to challenging children and adolescent behaviors. This course is beneficial for anyone interested in learning how trauma can negatively affect an individual physically, cognitively, socioemotionally, and neurologically. This class is essential for teachers, early learning professionals, parents, social workers, and anyone who works with or interacts with children and youth or adults impacted by childhood trauma. 

ED 301 Trauma-Informed Strategies and Practices 

The implementation of a trauma-informed approach requires a profound paradigm shift that deepens and unfolds over time. Individuals and organizations move through stages as they strive to meet students' needs and become fully trauma-informed. This course is an overview of how trauma looks in the classroom. Students will acquire foundational skills and learn how to look beyond the behavior to find and treat the stressor instead of using traditional methods and practices. Students will apply trauma-informed practices to classroom scenarios and case studies 150 and their classrooms to improve discipline policies, student resilience, and educational outcomes. 

ED 302 – The Trauma-Informed Classroom 

This course answers the essential question, "What is the trauma-informed classroom?" Students will explore a comprehensive set of components and criteria to help schools create, sustain, and assess trauma-informed classrooms. The rationale, research, and five domains of a trauma-informed classroom are explored in-depth. These domains provide an organizing system of where to start and how to continually create and sustain an effective classroom designed to meet the needs of all students, especially those who have been impacted by trauma. 

ED 303 – A Culture of Caring: Student Mental Health, Suicide, Loss, and Grief 

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 19. Because students spend so much time in the school, either in person or virtually, teachers and staff are on the front lines of suicide prevention. In this course, students will explore the basics in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention and beyond for school personnel. Students will learn how to strengthen protective factors by creating a culture of caring and will also learn to identify risk factors, recognize warning signs, and know what action to take. 

ED 304 – Topics in Trauma-Informed Perspectives and Practices 

This course offers an in-depth study of specialized topics and practices in the field of trauma and trauma-informed perspectives. This course will allow students to explore the most current knowledge possible by introducing the latest perspectives, practices, and challenges; and encourage students to discuss these topics to apply them in practice. 

Here is how you join the program and continue to get registered for upcoming training: 

1. If you are new to the program (i.e. you have not taken ED300 or any of the other trainings), click here to fill out your application form. Project EVERS will review your form and get you started in the program!

2. If you have already taken one or more classes as a part of this program, good news! All you need to do is email Professor Krista or Brette the Registrar from Colby Community College and let them know you want to take more classes. They will get you enrolled and let Project EVERS know when to send you your next stipend.


Their emails are: 


Other Questions? Email Mick at

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