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With Trump's Title IX stance unknown, video aims to educate about sexual harassment at school [EdSource.org]

National experts on sexual harassment in K-12 schools have teamed up to create a new educational video about gender equality, intended to inform students that they have a legal right to attend a school where nobody is harassed because of their gender. The timing couldn’t be better, said Esther Warkov, cofounder of the nonprofit group Stop Sexual Assault in Schools , which produced the free video for use by schools, clubs and parent groups. President-elect Donald Trump, who boasted in a 2005...

The Urban Playground That Builds Kids' Brains [CityLab.com]

At first, the playground at Officer Willie Wilkins Park looks pretty standard. There’s a slide to skid down, ramps to climb up, bridges to cross, and nooks to investigate. But there’s also something relatively unusual: words, and lots of them. Mixed in among the bright primary colors of the structure are white panels plastered with whimsical illustrations and phrases like “let’s talk about the sunshine” and “let’s talk about food.” They’re not a random addition; the panels are a deliberate...

Sometimes There Are More Important Goals Than Civility [TheAtlantic.com]

In the brushfire wars since Donald Trump won the presidency, skirmishes over how to speak to his coalition of voters have consumed liberals. Leading the vanguard in those conversations is a collection of writers and thinkers of otherwise divergent views, united by the painful process of reexamining identity politics, social norms, and—most urgently—how to address racism in an election clearly influenced by it. Though earnest and perhaps necessary, their emphasis on the civil persuasion of...

The Link Between Race and Solitary Confinement [TheAtlantic.com]

Stark disparities in prisoners’ treatment are embedded into criminal-justice systems at the city, county, state, and federal levels, and have disproportionate, negative effects on men of color. A new analysis from the Association of State Correctional Administrators and Yale Law School provides a fresh trove of information with which to explore the racial dynamics in state and federal prisons—specifically through their findings on solitary confinement. “People of color are overrepresented in...

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search [TheGuardian.com]

H ere’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s all I did. I typed: “a-r-e”. And then “j-e-w-s”. Since 2008, Google has attempted to predict what question you might be asking and offers you a choice. And this is what it did. It offered me a choice of potential questions it thought I might want to ask: “are jews a race?”, “are jews white?”, “are jews christians?”, and finally, “are jews evil?” [For more of this story, written...

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Training Managers to Provide Trauma Informed Supervision

Hello, I work for a County Health and Human Services Agency in the area of Eligibility; food benefits, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, and Welfare to Work programs. Most entry level eligibility staff have minimal training in social work, if at all. We have developed a Trauma Informed Systems initiative and I am developing training for all new staff that start work in the Eligibility area, including clerical staff. This involves conducting annual scans, and the issue of Trauma Informed Supervisors has...Read More...
Last Reply By Mike Ritter · First Unread Post
Hello. We are working at the California Department of Health Care Services and the University of CA, Davis to develop and test an obesity prevention project for low-income Californians. We plan to integrate ACEs science into the program and are reaching out to the ACEs Connection community to see if anyone else has integrated information about ACEs into programs aimed to reduce the risk and prevalence of obesity in any population. If so, please let us know what you are doing. We will be sure...Read More...
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Economic benefits of trauma informed care

Russell Wilson
I've got a "sneaking suspicion" that someone has provided the answer I'm looking for but cannot readily bring it to mind if I have seen the answer to this question: Many of us believe that not only do people benefit, in terms of quality and comprehensiveness of care they receive from a trauma informed primary care health service, but that such services also benefit from adopting a trauma informed approach in terms of economic benefit, reducing the need for "revolving door" patients so...Read More...
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