Hello ACES in Education Community! I have a rare opportunity to speak to our Congressman's Educational Council in their upcoming meeting on March 29 Here's the thing: I'm not a teacher or parent! And I know that Virginia as a whole may be somewhat behind other States. But I'm not letting these things deter me. I'm passionate about ACEs and trauma-informed approaches! And as a concerned citizen, I know that spreading awareness to the schools can help shift the school/youth violence tide. We...
Hello--I work for a health foundation in Alaska and our (geographically large) borough is beginning its third cohort of trauma-sensitive schools. With this work and intention, our schools are contracting with local behavioral health providers to offer accessible, onsite services to meet student needs, particularly emergent and episodic. We need to determine a strategic, standardized and sustainable model for the long-term as need and capacity grows in our school district. There are...
Let's Make South Florida Schools Trauma Informed by Endorsing TIS Leaders! This is Natalia Garceau from Broward County, FL. Last February, in Washington, DC, l met so many wonderful, caring educators from all over the United States and abroad at the first ATN Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools. Sadly, I was the only person from South Florida, and I was not sent to DC by my school district. I came there on my own to learn newest strategies of how to help traumatized children...
Hi All. I work for a partnership of charitable foundations in the UK, and we are interested in bringing ACEs awareness and practice into our schools to improve the support for all young people. As part of this work, we would love to hear your thoughts as teachers, educationalists or experts on: What were the barriers in your school/professional environment to working in an ACE-informed way ? How did you overcome these barriers ? What day-to-day changes are you seeing in your work? (either in...
Greetings, My community is just starting Active Shooting drills using the ALICE model. A number of the teachers, parents and students have expressed concerns that these drills (because they are designed to simulate a real active threat) could be traumatizing and/or re-traumatizing for those in the schools. I'm wondering if anyone has any information (sample policies, procedures or practices) that can make an active shooting drill more trauma informed.
Hi there ! My name is Sharon and I am desperately trying to get my daughter out of high school due to the trauma she has suffered. On top of having SEVERE anxiety , she was attacked at school and other girls have come out of the woodwork threatening her. I pulled her out of school and now I am trying to find a k-12 that will work with her IEP (which is due to her anxiety) as well as her ACES . Please someone help me !!! Thank you !
Hello, I'm a school social worker looking to implement trauma focused interventions school wide. While I have pretty good grasp on trauma focused care myself, I am struggling to find curriculum/ information that is easy for teachers to digest and implement. Does anyone have any suggestions in where I could find resources of this sort? Thanks for the help! Tori
Hello, I am working on creating a list of possible PD ideas for my staff (elementary school in Winchester, VA). Our staff is very interested in learning how to appropriately support students who have experienced trauma or ACES (not what ACES are). They are asking for practical takeaways that they can implement in their classrooms. Who have you heard & loved?
Hi Jennifer, I provide individual and group coaching and training and am very Trauma Informed! I am happy to support you from wherever you are. I believe the training and awareness starts with "us". Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or www.JessieGrahamCoach.com and you can set up a time to speak with me directly. I look forward to hearing from you, Jessie
I work for a PD company and we work with Heather Forbes author of Help for Billy - we have online programming featuring Heather's book, her conferences and classroom scenarios with commentary. Over 40 hours of online video and mini courses in four tracks. We recommend using it in a blended approach so teachers and administrators can discuss. We focus on practical take-aways. http://www.educationalimpact.info/trauma/
Hi, I would love to assist. I have a plethora of strategies, being a principal of alternative schools servicing students with emotional challenges. It's not a mystery but a mindset. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 845-521-8826. Thank you.
HI Elizabeth, I have done a couple trainings in Virginia focused on this - I can share contact information for the organizers or share the evaluation results of the talk. I typically share a google drive full of resources; and my edited book Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students is designed to provide simple strategies for many educators to implement or consider. Feel free to message me if you want to chat more. email@example.com
I have been working and training with Trauma Informed Care out of Detroit for 5 years now and am currently connecting with Craig Beswick out of California (Learn4Life) on Creating Trauma Informed Care Nationwide. We are currently working with Jobs for America's Graduates on making their program Trauma Informed. I would be very interested in talking with you and seeing if I could help or connect you with Craig. Brian Frick firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love the opportunity to share information about my training and consulting business, Creating Resilience. I am based in OK, however, I am willing to travel anywhere to help schools and students. My contact information is on my website: creatingresilience.org I look forward to helping in some way. Cheryl Step
Hello, is there an update on this request. It makes so. I hope sense to offer some tips and support prior to the drills taking place for teachers and for them to review with students how the drills may trigger fears, previous trauma, etc.
It's unfortunate that this is even an issue. I'm not that familiar with working with children but would it be possible to adapt the same trauma-informed practices for teaching to active shooter drills? You might be the first to consider addressing trauma in this scenario. Here's to hoping you connect with someone who can give you some feedback. Best of luck.
I think the biggest barrier is the state education policies in place that prevent us from truly focusing on the trauma/ACE informed practices. I am seeing a push to train teachers, but honestly, we also (desperately) need to train/inform elected officials, state education employees and policymakers the most.! I am trying to find ways to not only train teachers but encourage schools to take the training outside of the school buildings to the ones who really need it. I like the model of the...
Hi John, I'm a psychologist working with a team of educators (in a large Canadian public school system with 250+ schools) tasked with integrating trauma-informed practice into school communities. Over the last ten years, we have taken various approaches to the work and we are currently working with 25 high schools in a Learning Collaborative. In creating the Collaborative, we borrowed from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Learning Collaborative Toolkit. We successfully completed...
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