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Personalized Restorative Justice Best Way to Teach Traumatized Students, Conferees Told [JJIE.org]

A white board with a giant illustration of the human brain sat in the middle of the room, a constant reminder, participants said, that any real attempts to treat juvenile offenders begins not with detention or tough love, but with science. Many of the teens who find themselves in the juvenile system or alternative school programs have grown up with trauma that directly impacts their cognitive functions, said Pender Makin, assistant superintendent of schools in Brunswick, Maine. Physical...

U.S. Trails in Early Childhood Education Enrollment [USNews.com]

States across the U.S. are taking more seriously the importance of early childhood education and ramping up their offerings, but compared to the rest of the world, the U.S. has a long way to go. While enrollment rates for children under age three hover just below 30 percent – the middle of the pack compared to other countries – the U.S. falls significantly behind when it comes to enrollment rates of 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students (ww2.kqed.org)

In a 2014 Harvard study of 10,000 middle and high school kids, 80 percent of the students said they value achievement and happiness over caring for others. While 96 percent of parents report that they want above all for their children to be caring, 81 percent of kids said they believe their parents value achievement and happiness more. A similar math holds for students and teachers: 62 percent of kids believe their teachers prize academic success above all. And this thinking affects student...

SPLC's Teaching Tolerance Project: Social Justice Standards

I hope everyone is staying safe and sane during this heat wave! I wanted to share with you a tool that I came across from the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Project (if you have not had a chance to subscribe to their weekly newsletter , please do! It has a wealth of wonderful information that intersects with Resilience / Trauma Informed work) They also have a bunch of great free webinars ! Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards "Social Justice Standards: The Teaching...

Discussion Topics

ACE Scores of Educators

Ellen Smith
Has anyone researched or seen research on the ACE scores of educators (or doctors for that matter). We are doing to do a sampling but will be unable to release the data due to confidentiality issues, but would like to have some similar information to share on an HHS collaborative regarding ACEs and the opioid and obesity epidemics, poverty and the like. Thanks in advance for trying. Cheers, EllenRead More...

PPT for High School Students explaining ACEs

Barbie Nall
I teach at a 90-day residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for ages 13-18 in Pensacola, Florida. I wish to teach my students about ACEs (possibly conduct the survey) and was wondering if anyone has a PowerPoint presentation already made and would like to share. I'm looking for an overview of the evidence and the MRI scans of the brains (shown in Paper Tigers) if available. I recall that part of the movie was VERY eye-opening so I want to share it. Thanks in advance and my personal...Read More...
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Consulting in Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Susan E. Craig
Looking for members living near Richmond, VA who provide consulting services to schools implementing a trauma-sensitive approach. Must have teaching experience. Please contact me at susancraig1689@gmail.com Thank you. SusanRead More...
Please share if your school or district has TI-RB services you've developed in support of our refugee populations and how you've infused into your school climate with your staff, students and families. My understanding is we have roughly 100,000 Syrian refugees already in processing and roughly 75,000 of them will be relocating to California. On a conference call with a Superintendent, he inquired what existing practices are in place in preparation for their arrival with other schools and...Read More...
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