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How Educators Can Understand Trauma Among Diverse Populations

February 16th, 2023 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET 

Adverse and traumatic experiences impact the physical and mental health of our students across the lifespan.

The greater the exposure our students have to adverse events, the higher their risk of poor health and life outcomes.

What You'll Learn

  • How rates and types of traumatic experiences differ among diverse student populations.
  • How certain environments leave individuals vulnerable to trauma and chronic stress.
  • How factors related to student diversity, such as culture, disability, and gender, can influence trauma symptoms and resilience.

Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito, Psy.D


All attendees can download and fill out a certificate of attendance that may count toward CEUs depending on your district's approval of courses.

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About The Presenter

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Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito, Psy.D

Dr. Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New Jersey. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Ferrito has experience working with children and adolescents across a variety of levels of care including schools. Dr. Ferrito’s research has focused on sustainable methods for fostering and assessing Social Emotional Learning and Character Development (SECD) in children and adolescents. 

Dr. Ferrito earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Marist College, Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University, and Doctorate in Applied Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He completed an APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego California. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Hackensack University Medical Center.