Tagged With "Trauma-Sensitive"

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Trauma-informed Schools: What Can YOU Do?

Drew Schwartz ·
There are tools to promote healing and growth and you can foster them within your school!
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Trauma's epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors [www.sciencedaily.com]

Leisa Irwin ·
Date: September 1, 2016 Source: Elsevier Science Daily The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and mood and anxiety disorders. However, according to Rachel Yehuda from the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who led a new study in Biological Psychiatry , there are very few opportunities to examine biologic alterations in the context of a watershed...
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Trauma Sensitive Schools: A Perspective

Michelle Sieg ·
When talking about trauma sensitive school trainings, school administrators will sometimes say, “I don’t want my teachers to be therapists, I need them to be teachers.” As trauma sensitive school (TSS) trainers, we couldn’t agree more. That’s why TSS training doesn’t teach treatment skills; it gives you as educators the tools to recognize trauma in a student, understand it, and help the student adapt accordingly.
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Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training

Melissa Sadin ·
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Values for a Trauma-Informed Care Culture in Your Classroom and School

Lee Johnson ·
Five core values for establishing a trauma-informed culture in your classroom and/or school. An emphasis on these values lead to a relationship-based culture.
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Video series shows how San Diego Unified is creating trauma-informed schools

"We're committed to lifting up the work around healing, belonging and inclusion," said Joey Bravo, program associate at The California Endowment (TCE).  Joey and his colleagues with TCE's Center for Healthy Communities supported the creation of a series of videos that capture the groundbreaking efforts of the San Diego Unified School District's campaign to create trauma-informed schools.  In this series of videos, SDUSD's transformation of their discipline policies...
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We need trauma sensitive schools in Pakistan

Leisa Irwin ·
By Kanwal Tariq - The Express Tribune - Pakistan Published: August 2, 2016 Trauma is an umbrella term for stress, which continues beyond one’s ability to cope. While interest in adult trauma has comparatively spiked, strategies to deal with stress and trauma in children are yet to be developed. Without proper means to address this trauma, we will remain powerless in helping affected children. In Pakistan, a leading cause of childhood trauma is poverty. Increasing violence in society and use...
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Webinar: Addressing Trauma In Community Schools, Tuesday Nov 29th 2-3pm EST

To create healthy communities, we need to begin addressing the prevalence of trauma in our student’s lives. This webinar will discuss how community schools are helping to address trauma, as part of an effort to improve the health of communities. Speakers Include Tracey Schear, Director, Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency; Lara Kain, Senior Director, Transform Schools, Los Angeles Education Partnership; and Andrea Blanch, Acting Director,...
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Webinar- Trauma-Informed Instruction: The new foundation for a positive school climate

Trauma-Informed Instruction: The new foundation for a positive school climate Please join us for a free one-hour webinar next week on Trauma-Informed Instruction for K-12 educators and administrators. We hope you'll consider joining us on Wednesday, September 7th at 2:00pm Eastern. In this webinar, Leora Wolf-Prusan, Ed.D. (School Climate & Student Support Specialist at WestEd) and Lara Kain (Senior Director of Transform Schools at Los Angeles Education Partnership) will discuss: The...
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[Webinar] Using Trauma-informed care to identify and support at-risk students (4-part series: 4/10, 4/20, 4/23, and 5/8)

Julian Golder ·
Join Dr. Sampson-Jackson - a leader in Trauma-Informed Care - to learn how school leaders and support staff can proactively identify and support student needs.
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What's Missing ?

Daun Kauffman ·
What's Missing ?   "Education Reform" is primarily a systemic concept, oblivious to children, and treading on justice issues.   http:// lucidwitness.com/2014/09/25/wha ts-missing-3/  
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What's the Benefit of Attending the Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools?

Julie Beem ·
The 1st annual Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools drew over 500 education professionals to Washington DC. We're planning next year's conference now. Here are some insights from attendees on the conference. The call for workshop presentations for CTSS 2019 is currently OPEN. Learn more here . Sign up to get notification about registration...which is opening by August 1, 2018. Join us in DC in February 2019 for the comprehensive, international conference to create trauma-informed...
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When bad news gets to be too much

Leisa Irwin ·
By AJ Willingham, CNN Updated 12:56 PM ET, Wed July 20, 2016 (CNN) Maybe it happened after Orlando or San Bernardino or Dallas , or when attacks in France , Brussels , Iraq and other corners of the world came in such quick succession there was no time for one trauma to disperse among the Facebook mourners before the next took over. Maybe it was way earlier, after Sandy Hook or Charleston . Whenever it was, at some point, our usual post-tragedy routine of sadness and prayer hardened into...
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Why and How Teachers Can Become Better Prepared for Trauma in Schools

Karen Gross ·
Below is the text of an article appearing in Forest of the Rain Productions with a special thanks to Dr. Michael Robinson. Link to piece is: https://forestoftheraineducation.weebly.com/we-donrsquot-teach-educators-enough-about-trauma-we-should-do-more-karen-gross.html TEXT: Hardly a week goes by without some trauma in the US. Some events are nature made; some are human-made. There appear to be fewer and fewer “safe” places and spaces. The usually “safe” places – schools, universities,...
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Why Teach about Grief and Loss?

Natalia Garceau ·
For the Special Issues in Grieving and Loss class that I started last month, I was asked to write an informal paper and explain why I chose to enroll in this class, what outcomes I expected and what my goals were. Three years ago, I enrolled in the M.S. in Guidance and Counseling program at STU after one of my students attempted suicide, and nothing had been done by support staff or administration who had been informed of his intentions, to prevent it. I’ve been wanting to take the training...
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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. Susan
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PAX Good Behavior Game- Is anyone using it?

Danielle Vander Linden ·
My district was recently approached with a possible opportunity of bringing the PAX Good Behavior Game into our elementary settings. This is a new model for us and we are trying to learn as much about it as possible. I'm interested to hear from others who are using it or who have chosen not to utilize the approach. What are the strengths and of the program? What successes have you seen? Is it an equitable approach? How does it promote resiliency for students who have encountered multiple...
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Teaching Teens about ACEs?

Jocelyn Goldblatt ·
I've been asked to speak to a group of students about ACEs. They are aged 16-18, participating in IMPAACT Academy (https://www.gsil.org/impacct-program/get-involved/). 1/2 the class is on the life skill track with limited cognative ability and the other half are bright and bored, diagnosed with ADD/ADHD (but, teacher says they have Trauma/PTSD). My question is about appropriate curriculum for this group. Is it appropriate to give them the ACE quiz so they know their scores and explain the...
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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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Trends in Trauma-informed Organization Development

Pamela Denise Long ·
I am curious to know how members of the group are seeing trauma-informed care being implemented in local/state education agencies or even private education/community support agencies that look at collective impact. Particularly, in addition to reading/math strategies, technology, curricula-- as observed in your work--which improvement content/strategies/competencies are emphasized by local/state education agencies with high federal programs funding/high utilization of free-reduced lunch?
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The Regulated Classroom: Camp for Educators

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How Severe, Ongoing Stress can Affect a Child's Brain [Associated Press via kstp.com]

Laura Pinhey ·
A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for her and the other preschoolers at the Verner Center for Early Learning are designed to help kids cope with intense stress so they can learn. But experts hope there's an even bigger benefit — protecting young bodies and brains from stress so persistent that it becomes...
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[Indiana] Teachers’ group wants mandatory kindergarten, trauma-informed care [wishtv.com]

Laura Pinhey ·
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana State Teachers Association published its 2018 legislative priority list Thursday, calling on lawmakers to make big changes for Hoosier students and schools next year. The ISTA has 16 wishes for the new year ranging from changing teacher qualifying exams to making kindergarten mandatory. “We are often accused of complaining about a lot of things but never offering solutions,” ISTA President Teresa Meredith said. “We have really been cognizant of solutions. We...
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[Indiana] Teachers, social workers address child trauma in schools [wishtv.com]

Laura Pinhey ·
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana teachers and mental health experts are advocating for communities to implement mental health programs emphasizing a method called “trauma-informed care” inside schools. “Trauma-informed care started from something called the ‘Adverse Childhood Experience Survey,’ and it shows that childhood experiences affect behavior,” said Stephanie Shene, communications coordinator for the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). “Instead of ‘kids act badly,’ some...
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Is Your School Ready to be Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive?

Leisa Irwin ·
If you are like many teachers, social workers, or administrators in schools, you've been reading about the need for trauma informed care and trauma sensitive schools. Odds are you didn't need to read the research to know something that you were already seeing in your classrooms, school hallways, and community. Unfortunately reading about it, seeing the need, wanting to make changes, doesn't make the change happen. Five years ago, as the executive director of a school that needed to change, I...
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Job Posting: Assistant Director/Lead Coach Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative, Deadline to apply 4/13/17

The Assistant Director position is a two-year grant funded position, with the potential for extension, with Los Angeles Education Partnership. This project is designed to support and implement a trauma-informed school environment in selected K-12 schools both within and outside of California through a partnership with Kaiser Permanente. A central component of this project’s approach to a trauma-informed school environment is to embed practices at each school that prioritize the wellness of...
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Kaiser Thriving Schools Three Part Webinar Series focuses on Educator and Employee Wellness including a Trauma Informed Approach

Teachers and staff are the heart of a school – working together, we can create a healthy, thriving environment for school employees and students alike. In our new three-part webinar series you’ll learn how school employee wellness can be sustained, how to support school employees’ mental health and wellbeing, and how to work with unions representing school staff to promote wellness. This series builds on last year’s successful and informative school employee wellness webinar series that is...
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Klaras Center agreement to place trauma professionals at Waco ISD alternative campuses [wacotrib.com]

Leisa Irwin ·
A new one-year agreement between Waco Independent School District and the Klaras Center for Families - Heart of Texas Region MHMR will allow the school district to give more help to students who have experienced trauma than ever before. The $103,000 agreement approved by the district’s school board Sept. 29 will put a case worker and either a licensed professional counselor or a licensed clinical social worker on the Brazos High and Middle School Credit Recovery Center and the GL Wiley...
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Learn4Life Conducts Level 1 Trauma-Informed Training to “Train-the-Trainers”

Nevin Newell ·
Learn4Life is taking an organization-wide approach to educational service delivery grounded in understanding trauma, its consequences and promoting healing and resilience. To help staff better understand the approach, training was recently conducted for Learn4Life leaders including teachers, counselors, and administrative staff. The training is designed to increase understanding of proactive, practical, trauma-informed approaches to create cultures of inclusivity. The goal is the have all...
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Learn4Life Staff Learns De-Escalation Techniques

Nevin Newell ·
At a recent Professional Development (PD), staff and teachers at Learn4Life resource centers throughout the San Fernando Valley and Northern Los Angeles County, learned about de-escalation techniques. The PD provided the staff with resources designed to equip them to organize their thinking and calmly respond to and effectively de-escalate situations to avoid a potential crisis. The techniques they learned included: Defining the behavior and how to approach a situation QTIP! (Quit Taking It...
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Learn4Life students in San Diego Get a Lesson in Yoga

Nevin Newell ·
Since 2016, certified yoga teachers Josie Duraso (E-RYT 200) and Tara Booze (E-RYT 200) have been sharing the practice of yoga with students and staff at the Learn4Life Innovation High School resource centers in National City and Chula Vista. This year-round enrichment program provides a safe space for students to not only participate in the physical practice of yoga, but to explore meditation and mindfulness, self-regulation tools, and positive habit building. Students participating in this...
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LucidWitness: Increasing Public-Awareness of Developmental Trauma

Daun Kauffman ·
LucidWitness blogposts are designed for social media to help grow awareness of developmental trauma among your network(s).
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Echo Conference Spotlight: Attachment Trauma & Network Panel

Louise Godbold ·
Echo’s conference this year is jam packed with exciting workshops for teachers, parents and anyone who works with children and their families. In addition featuring to the landmark work of Ron Hertel and Mona Johnson in Washington State, we are proud to present: Attachment Trauma & Network Panel Workshop Spotlight: What Parents Wish Schools Knew About Our Traumatized Kids Are you struggling with a challenging child? Hearing the parents from Attachment Trauma Network ( ATN ) gives you a...
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Education Summit

Melissa Sadin ·
The Attachment & Trauma Network’s 2017 Educating Traumatized Children Summit will feature 18 audio interviews (available as mp3 recordings) exploring the Trauma-Sensitive Schools movement and the latest in understanding the impact of trauma on learning. Teachers, therapists, administrators and parents will all find this series helpful in working with children of trauma. Topics include:  Re-Thinking Children’s Behavior...the Seismic Shift 
  The Importance of Top Administrators’...
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Educational Trauma

Dr. Lee-Anne Gray ·
Greetings!   As a clinical and forensic psychologist and P16 educator, I am very concerned about the ACEs in education. I believe Educational Trauma is the "inadvertent perpetration and perpetuation of victimization by educational systems against...
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Embedding Trauma-informed Practices within Existing School-wide Practices

Jim Walters ·
https://medium.com/@drjimwalters/embedding-trauma-informed-practices-within-existing-school-wide-practices-a17a65256f36
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Failing Schools or Failing Paradigm ?

Daun Kauffman ·
 Yes, money matters in Education. Money is absolutely necessary,  but money is Not sufficient.   A key variable has been missing from the discussions about a new Education Paradigm: Childhood Trauma. Childhood trauma is broad in scope...
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For those that ordered... the trauma-informed curriculum for churches is headed out the door this week!

Chaplain Chris Haughee ·
It's been a labor of love more than a year in the making, and it is exciting to see the curriculum come together and head out to those that will give this first version a "test drive" this spring and (hopefully) give me some great feedback so I can make improvements over the summer and make the curriculum better! It is called "Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks: a six week study of trauma-informed ministry and compassionate care for children from hard places and situations." The study is...
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