Pacific Northwest Trauma-Informed MTSS Conference

JOIN US February 21st & 22 2019

Building Resilient Communities through Evidence-Based, Systemic Integration

Registration for the Pacific Northwest Trauma-Informed MTSS Conference is now full! We are so honored by the response we have recieved to this offering and are actively working to schedule another date for this conference. You may choose to be added to the wait list if spots do become available due to cancellations or sign up to be notified of future offerings!


A two day training conference designed to build the capacity of educators to build and sustain system-wide, trauma-informed support for all students.

The Pacific Northwest Trauma-Informed MTSS Conference will address key skills and mindsets needed to develop high functioning systems of multi-tiered systems of support. You’ll walk away feeling empowered, ready to implement new strategies and actions, while deepening commitment and anchoring into a vision for your school. You will connect with colleagues as you practice content, reflect, apply and practice skills together. This is a highly engaged, active learning experience.

  • Choose from a variety of different tracks designed to meet your unique needs. Specialized tracks include Family Engagement/Community Partnerships, Getting Started, Going Farther, Leadership and Direct Service Providers

  • You’ll receive coaching from the Continua Consulting team to help you determine next steps

  • Gain insight from a panel discussion with other school leaders that have been implementing the trauma-informed MTSS model for several years.

  • You’ll have dedicated time to work on an action plan for your school and develop a blueprint for implementation

  • Count on the opportunity to make connections with other educational leaders who will further accelerate your progress, and provide a source of ongoing support as you leave our time together and you implement all you’ve learned.

We anticipate that this learning opportunity will fill quickly as we only have 200 spots available. Register early!

Sponsored by:

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Rose Hill Conference Center Mukliteo, Washington

➤ Conference HOtels

Silver Cloud Inn

A discounted rate is available for conference attendees. To make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at 800-311-1461 and mention the “Trauma-Informed Schools Conference Rate” or make a reservation online.

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett

Rooms are also available at a discounted rate at this hotel located 3 miles from the conference location. To make a reservation, you can you use the online booking link.


Who Should Attend

Teachers, coaches, mental health providers, special education staff, department heads, building leaders, district administrators--anyone setting a vision and implementing a system level approach to building trauma-informed schools. Since this work is best done in teams, we encourage you to bring a team from your school or district to spearhead this work.



Engage with Families

Explore strategies on how to more authentically engage families that may be hesitant to be involved in their child's school experience.

Use Data to Inform Practice

Discover how to use best practices to analyze social-emotional-behavioral data to inform decisions regarding interventions across tiers.

Evidence-Based Practices

Understand the evidence on best practices and how they can be implemented with fidelity in your building.

Leverage Staff Buy-In

Learn from experienced administrators on how to engage staff and create horizontal accountability towards shared goals.

Specialized Tracks

If you are new or experienced to MTSS, or a leader or service provider, we have a track of sessions that is specially designed for you. We have five seperate tracks designed to meet your needs. You can follow one track throughout the conference or switch across tracks to best meet your personalied learning needs.


Getting Started: This track is designed for those that are new to Trauma-Informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and are looking for an overview of how to implement this model in your school. The sessions in this track are:

  • An Overview of Trauma-Informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

  • Building Up MTSS Systems and Structures (Parts 1 & 2)

  • Understanding the Function of Maladaptive Behavior

Going Further: This track is designed for those that have been implementing Trauma-Informed MTSS and are ready to go farther with their implementations. The sessions in this track are:

  • Evidence-Based Practices and Implementation Science

  • Leading from Behind

  • Special Education through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Community Partnerships/Family Engagement

  • Engaging Traditionally Disenfranchised Families

  • Ethnic Studies

  • Social-Emotional Learning & Family Strategies

Student Service Practitioners

  • Filling Your Toolbox: Practical Strategies & Tools for Emotional, Behavioral and Sensory Needs (Tiers 1 & 2)

  • Tier Three Supports Using On-Site Providers

  • Role of the School Psychologist in a MTSS Model


  • Equity Audit Instrument

  • Social Emotional Learning Across the MTSS Framework

  • Setting Up Collaborative Practice and Attending to Adult Learning Principles


Keynote Speakers


Lauren Ashbaugh, Ph.D, NCSP, is a licensed clinical and school psychologist who consults with schools on the implementation of integrated mental health care and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for PBIS, social-emotional learning, trauma, and restorative practices. She believes strongly in promotion of research-based practices and data-driven decision making.

Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and attained her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her education and training experiences provided her a strong foundation in psychoeducational assessment, school-based mental health, empirically-supported treatments, and research and methodology. Lauren has had extensive clinical and teaching experiences in school, urban hospital, juvenile court, therapeutic day school, and outpatient settings.

Clinically, Lauren specializes in evidence-based prevention and intervention for children, teenagers, and families who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, executive functioning, and/or behavioral challenges. She has expertise in risk assessment, exposure-based treatment for anxiety and school avoidance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Triple P Positive Parenting Program, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma.


Vincent Perez serves with Continua Consulting Group on Trauma-Informed MTSS and with the team at Character Strong (SEL curriculum and character education). He earned an AAS in photographic communications at Northwest College, an undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration.

He served as the Latinx outreach coordinator for the Association of Washington School Principals’ (AWSP) student leadership program (AWSL) from 2012-2017. Long-term collaborations include partnerships with XITO (Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing) to inform WA’s conversation on ethnic studies, Lewis County Thrives collective impact efforts, and as Green Hill School’s (state juvenile rehabilitation facility) Latino culture group leader of Group Ollin. Grupo Ollin is exploring Indigenous knowledge and healing ceremonies (la cultura cura), examining the impact of toxic masculinity and violence in our lives, and developing a critical thinking approach to criminal justice reform.




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Registration is now full! Sign up to be added to the waiting list!

Early Registration: Register by December 23rd: $549
Regular Registration: Register by January 30th: $649
Late Registration: January 15th until sold out or day of conference: $699
Group Registration: Groups rates for 4 or more from the same district or school by December 23rd: $499

Fee includes program materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks. Dinner and lodging is not included. Registration will be invoiced within 48 hours and payment can be made via check or credit card.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: We are not able to offer refunds for any registrations, but we do allow registrations to be transferred to another attendee.

Clock hours are available from Puget Sound Education Service District