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A "When the Nickel Dropped" Story - Sometimes It's Something So Small

Wendy Sedlacek ·
My daughter, Candace, taught 5th then 3rd grade at an inner city Baltimore elementary school through Teach For America. It was trial by fire her first year, as this was a struggling school and many students had a trauma history. It is Teach For America’s mission to place teachers in the most needy schools. Candace was very enthusiastic, but didn’t know much about trauma and its effects, other than what she intuitively felt - which was impressively a lot. So it was very timely that I was...
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Are you a Resilience Champion in your school?

Andi Fetzner ·
Spring is the time for rebirth and new beginnings! After some much needed rest, we go back to the classroom for the last few months with our students. At Origins, we have been lucky enough to host a number of teachers (and their teams) just like you who want the best for the students and for the school. Their success starts with you! After completing the first round of The Resilience Champion Certificate of 2018, we have 23 graduates putting their action plans to work. Some settings that...
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Child Trauma and the Challenge of Inclusive Education

Dr. Kay Ayre ·
Picture this. Its 10:00 am and you have had to evacuate students from your class. There are posters on the floor, several of them ripped up. Pens and markers thrown across the room. You have one student, Carly, standing in front of you, with a chair raised over her head, threatening to throw it at you. Carly’s eyes are glazed over, she keeps calling you “mum” and you’re worried she is going to step onto a shard of your favourite coffee mug she broke a few minutes back. What are you going to...
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CLICK FOR RESOURCES: TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION

Daun Kauffman ·
These trauma-informed education resources are linked to narrative illustrations of the same topic at LucidWitness.com. The narratives are designed to be used as 'Public Service Announcements' in social media, to help grow broad, general-public awareness of developmental trauma.
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Do’s and Don’ts of a Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classroom

Louise Godbold ·
The summer break is upon us and right now parents and teachers are taking a much-deserved deep breath before jumping into the new school year. One of the programs Echo provides each summer is the salary point Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classrooms training to help educators meet their professional development requirements and to give them the space to think about the classroom environment they would optimally like to create while not yet inundated with the day-to- day demands of the school...
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The Regulated Classroom: Camp for Educators

Emily Read Daniels ·
When educators learn about the devastating impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), childhood trauma, and toxic stress on a child’s developing body, brain, and behavior, they often remark, “Well...what do I do now?” The Regulated Classroom answers that question. In this three-day intensive camp experience, educators will deepen self-awareness and capacity for self-regulation through a new approach to trauma-informed teaching. The Regulated Classroom: Bottom-Up Trauma-Informed Teaching...
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Trauma-Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

Emily Read Daniels ·
When educators learn about the devastating impact of ACES and toxic stress on a child's developing body, brain, and behavior, they often remark, "well, now what?" In this interactive workshop, participants learn to create a classroom that generates psychological safety and invites emotional and behavioral regulation via the nervous system. Co-presented with a seasoned educator, participants take a deep dive into a regulated learning environment; and they learn by doing. Participants will...
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Trauma Informed Schools: Part 2, Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms

In October a video showing a senior deputy yank a student from her seat and flip her desk at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina went viral on the Internet. This incident gained wide national attention and demonstrates the need for...
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Pilot Program... Can a Picture Book Promote Mindfulness?

Janie Lancaster ·
Have you used a picture book to promote mindfulness? What was your observations? I wrote a picture book "Edwina Beena's Polka Dot Day" to help children like me (traumatic childhood) to have a more peaceful mind. My original goal was to get my...
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Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

Former Member ·
Hello- I am wondering if anyone has any resources for curriculum or lesson plans targeting 13-18 year old adolescents that have experienced trauma. The goal is to teach them about potential trauma triggers, trauma reactions, what trauma is, resiliency, and personal wellness. There is a lot of information on these topics geared towards educating providers, but nothing for the kids who have experienced the trauma. Thanks! -erin
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Helping Traumatized Kids Return to The Classroom After a Disaster

Kenneth Bibbins ·
This post draws on experiences and lessons learned from working during the recovery phase of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, La 2005. Disasters are calamitous events, traumatic and customarily outside the scope of normal human experiences and likely to involve psychological and physical injury. Disasters uniquely affect children because they are afflicted not only by the trauma of the event but also by their parents' fear and distress. When disasters strike, it disrupts the functioning of...
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Place Matters

Emily Read Daniels ·
Place matters. It was spring break of 1993 – my senior year of high school – and I was driving back from Virginia Beach with three close friends. We passed signs for the University of Delaware. I asked if we could take a quick detour to see the campus. The one request literally changed the course of my life – forever. University of Delaware in Spring It was late in April and I had been accepted to UD but never set foot in the town of Newark, DE. Little did I know it would be the campus of my...
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School counselors take on at-home trauma in the classroom

Alyson Ferguson ·
Cristo Rey faculty get one full day a week to collaborate and strategize about how to meet the specific needs of individual students. (Bas Slabbers/for WHYY) By Kevin McCorry School counselor Pam Turner-Bunyon had been warned: This new, incoming student had a dark profile and was prone to very erratic behavior. "When he first came to us, he ran out of the building, the first day — the very first day — instead of coming in, he ran," she said. Turner-Bunyon learned what happened and...
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Re: Trauma Informed Schools: Part 2, Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms

Jim Sporleder ·
If not us educators to be that caring adult in that child or teenager's life...then who will fill that role? A school that will implement these trauma informed practices creates safety and consistent predictable outcomes. Another excellent article and example for us to understand we must circle around the students... not work from silos that cause confusion.
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Re: How Do Adverse Childhood Experiences Play out in your Classroom, Home or School

Rachel Cohn ·
Is there a registration link available?
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Re: A "When the Nickel Dropped" Story - Sometimes It's Something So Small

I really love this story! I love the focus on the students' interests and how it leads to the building of relationship, and how this effort had the unanticipated impact of identifying a major talent, with ensuing benefits for the child and teacher in the classroom. It has all the elements that you would anticipate from a knowledge of human, child, and lifespan development, and it played out with just a little attentiveness from the teacher. What a great example of resilient teaching. I hope...
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Re: CLICK FOR RESOURCES: TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION

Louise Godbold ·
Thanks, Dan, for putting together this amazing array of resources. Lou
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Re: Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

Dorothy Oppenheiser ·
I am interested in this as well. The only thing I have found is mindfulness strategies.
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Re: Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

Former Member ·
Wow! It seems we are not having any luck as no replies! Maybe we need to write a book????? lol
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Re: Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

Carlene Przykucki ·
There are some curriculum suggestions in this manual from the state of Washington that may (or may not) be us use. http://k12.wa.us/Compassionate...rningandTeaching.pdf
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Re: Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

Tracy Henegar ·
Carlene - I've been digging through that post from Washington and it has a lot of great information in it. Thank you!
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Re: Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

NancyHem ·
Erin, I would suggest you consult with the child's trauma therapist. Any child that has a trauma history should (and would greatly benefit) from having a "Trauma Trigger Management Plan." Avoiding triggers creates a fine line to walk. In a classroom setting - I think it's very important to avoid triggers - in a personal confidential and therapeutic setting - where a child may want help processing a trigger - is a different scenario but should only be addressed by a team working with that...
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Re: Trauma-Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

Brenda Yuen ·
Emily, I LOVE what you are offering! Do you only schedule training and workshops in Hancock NH? Would love to see this offered here in Maryland -- we have many public school systems who are working toward trauma-informed schools.
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Re: Trauma-Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

Emily Read Daniels ·
Hi Brenda! Thank you so much for your comment! I travel and offer trainings anywhere in the country. Let's talk more. I can be reached at Emily@herethisnow.org or 603-525-4443. I would absolutely consider offering a training in your neck of the woods if you thought there was sufficient interest. Cheers, Emily
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Re: Trauma Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

carolynn macAllister ·
Will this workshop be video recorded as it would be great to be able to view it here in Oklahoma?
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Re: The Regulated Classroom: Camp for Educators

Andrew Anastasia ·
Hi, Emily. Would this event be appropriate for college teachers? Thank you!
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Re: The Regulated Classroom: Camp for Educators

Emily Read Daniels ·
Hi Andrew, Yes, absolutely! This training is suitable for any educator - as it's about combating compassion fatigue and bolstering self-regulation and nervous system resilience. I hope this helps... Emily
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Re: Pilot Program... Can a Picture Book Promote Mindfulness?

Krisann G Stegall ·
Hi! I am very curious what you found after using your book in the school setting. I am a school counselor to K-5th grade students in Texas. I look forward to hearing how you were able to use your book and the results of your project. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Pilot Program... Can a Picture Book Promote Mindfulness?

Janie Lancaster ·
Here is an attachment a teacher made to show other teachers the success of our program. I would be happy to talk to you on the phone if you like.
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The Future of Education: Mindful Classrooms [mindful.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
A new Guide by mindful.org: What can you d to bring mindfulness into your child’s school? What are the best strategies, practices, and resources to implement a mindfulness program? Implementing a school-wide mindfulness program can take several years, so create a well-thought-out plan that includes presenting programming to parents and faculty. Be patient— making changes in schools can be a lengthy process. [To check out this guide, go to...
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Is your school a buffer zone against toxic stress?

Dr. Bukola Ogunkua ·
The challenge of the fast pace and the strain of living in the 21 st century is the chronic stress of keeping up with volume of information, expectations and adverse experiences that leads to stressors of daily living. Adults have become good at adjusting to and compartmentalizing these stressors. Children and adolescents however are struggling to keep up and are in fact caving under the weight of the stresses. In addition, many children lack adequate nurturing and supports needed to give...
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