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Purple Glasses video produced by Teeland Middle School

Pam Hansen ·
This is an amazing video created and produced by jr high students and their teachers about being trauma sensitive. It was based on the Got Service video. It is well-done and quite impactful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeRab5X3Mkg
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Re: Purple Glasses video produced by Teeland Middle School

Linda Chamberlain ·
Thanks for sharing! Great resource for all our schools in Alaska (and beyond!)
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Here are three questions that USC Rossier...

Alexis Anderson ·
Here are three questions that USC Rossier professor, Ron Avi Astor, suggest schools ask themselves about student safety. Secondly, this educator guide, created by USC Rossier's ME in school counseling online program, discusses how school staff can balance school security and school climate. These were created in a response to the Parkland shooting to spark conversations around school safety and gun violence prevention in schools. You can read more HERE .
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How Do American Kids Become Murderers?

Natalia Garceau ·
https://www.local10.com/news/m...ns_20151127193144631 Has murder become the norm in our society? Every day, you turn on the news to see who else got killed. I had to disconnect my cable TV because I just got so sick and tired of watching homicide news every day and see no change in our country's policies. No kid is born to become a murderer. Yet, our society somehow does a great job turning them into monsters. How? Liberty and freedom for all! Oh, really? Then why is the U.S. incarceration...
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Re: Federal Grants for Trauma-Informed Interventions in Schools

Cora Goss-Grubbs ·
Hi Kerrie, It's great that your program has chosen ACEs as your theme this year! I'll try and answer your questions the best to my knowledge (and that of my policy class professor Dr. Angelique Day, who actually helped craft the Trauma-Informed Care portion of H.R.6.) Grants will be made mainly to state educational agencies, so your best bet is to engage your state's mental health program. The Request for Grant Proposals (RFP) will need to be made in partnership with your state's educational...
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Federal Grants for Trauma-Informed Interventions in Schools

Cora Goss-Grubbs ·
As Elizabeth Prewitt reported in the recent blog post-- President Trump signs opioid legislation with significant trauma provisions -- the Support for Patients and Communities Act (H.R.6) includes significant provisions increasing trauma-informed best practices in multiple settings. Section 7134. Grants to improve trauma support services and mental health care for children and youth in educational settings authorizes $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023 for these grants.
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Re: Federal Grants for Trauma-Informed Interventions in Schools

Kerrie Troseth ·
Wonderful news! Our Indian Education Program at St. Paul Public Schools is focusing on ACEs for our Professional Learning Community theme this year. We would like more information on how to submit for this grant. Is there a link now to review or is there a way to get on the "list" to be notified of the grant opening? Also, I read that the grant will be for "evidence based" interventions; however, there are limited resources for American Indian communities. Do you think that we could propose...
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Re: Federal Grants for Trauma-Informed Interventions in Schools

Martha Merchant ·
Thanks for sharing this important information. I admit to knowing almost nothing about grant writing - where would we need to be watching to see when applications for grants open? Martha
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Re: Federal Grants for Trauma-Informed Interventions in Schools

Cora Goss-Grubbs ·
Hi Martha, Grants will be made mainly to state educational agencies, so your best bet is to engage your state's mental health program. The Request for Grant Proposals (RFP) will need to be made in partnership with your state's educational agencies. The sooner you can start the process of engaging partnerships with other organizations and with your state's mental health agency, the better; the RFP's will be available in Spring and agencies won't have a lot of time to respond at that point.
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44th Street Residents Ask SD Unified To Get Trauma-Informed (kpbs.org)

After a double homicide took his grandson's life last summer, Ricky McCoy Sr. started knocking on doors. He intended to get his neighbors, who retreated inward after hearing more than 40 rounds fired, talking again. Along with the acute trauma of witnessing a fatal shooting, they were experiencing cumulative trauma built up from years of struggling to get by and watching loved ones go to jail or get deported. McCoy and a group of 44th Street residents, whom we started following in November ,...
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Trauma and the role of school- based occupational therapists

Colleen Whiting ·
I wanted to share with you an article I recently published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention titled “Trauma and the role of the school-based occupational therapist”. It is about the important role school-based OT’s can play in addressing trauma, using a sensory-based approach, to support participation and engagement in education. Here is the link. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19411243.2018.1438327
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Resources/ How to get staff on board

Tori Amicon ·
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
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Integrating ACEs science and trauma informed practices in your school district - what role does the administrator play?

Leisa Irwin ·
Schools are the best opportunity to address ACEs on a large scale. Other than time at home, school is the place where children spend the majority of their time. And if a child's home life is full of strife, school might be the only place where the child feels safe. ACEs are common, and yet, it can be difficult to know which students need extra support. And rather than create additional programs that single out anyone or any group of students, and potentially having students fall through the...
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Is a Child in Danger from Fire at School or Bullying?

Jennifer Fraser ·
I wrote an article for Our Parenting Spot on the issue of Child Safety in Schools. I did research on what kind of standards the education system has that assures parents about safety in schools from threats such as fire or bullying. The way we handle these two dangers indicates that although we talk a great deal about bullying, we do not really treat it as a danger. This becomes strange and problematic when we look at the stats on injury and death by fire versus injury and death by bullying.
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LIVING SAFE: Back to school and behavioral health [www.yourhoustonnews.com]

Leisa Irwin ·
by Katherine Cabaniss, Cypress Creek Mirror August 23, 2016 Students have returned to school. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are on their minds. Teachers, parents, administrators, and all who care about kids are focused first on academic achievement. In the Greater Houston area, one program focuses on students’ minds in a different way. Mental Health America of the Greater Houston Area (“MHA”) concentrates on kids’ mental health. MHA’s goals further not only student success, but also...
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Homework: Moving Toward Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Schools

Anndee Hochman ·
It was the little red trauma-informed schoolhouse. Katherine Wickersham-Wade, the Nay’dini’aa Na’ Kayax (Chickaloon Village) clan grandmother who started the Ya Ne Dah Ah School , Alaska’s first Tribally operated school in 1992, might not have used that language. But she did envision a school that would wrap its students in Native ancestral traditions and Ahtna language, instill self-confidence and repair some of the damage inflicted by historical trauma—the disruptions to culture and...
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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: Integrating ACEs science and trauma informed practices in your school district - what role does the administrator play?

Louise Godbold ·
Fantastic article! I'm going to share it with all the Superintendents and principals we know. I love this particularly: "ACEs and trauma informed practices might be new terminology, but in reality, they both give educators a common language, and some tools, to address what they have been seeing in the classroom since they started teaching."
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Re: Resources/ How to get staff on board

Sabrina Eickhoff ·
Wow, great question! I want the same info! Waiting to see what you all say!
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Behavioral Health in Schools

Amy Gorn ·
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...
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New Research on Community Schools Is Prompting New School Improvement Partnerships

John Thompson ·
The Center for American Progress (CAP) has a long history of advocating for test-driven, market-driven school reforms. I doubt that the CAP is ready to abandon its belief that better instruction, leadership, data-driven accountability, and choice can drive systemic improvement in the highest-poverty schools, but a recent panel discussion, which was aired on CSPAN , indicates that it is open to social and cognitive science research which argues for a more holistic approach to school...
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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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Re: Webinar blog: Trauma-informed schools, a conversation with Jim Sporleder

@Laurie Udesky (ACEs Connection Staff) : Great summary post (as usual) about the great webinar with @Jim Sporleder . Looks like the hyperlink TO the webinar needs to be added though. Once it is, I'll share widely on social media and Parenting with ACEs! Cis
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Re: Webinar blog: Trauma-informed schools, a conversation with Jim Sporleder

Lesley Banner ·
Hi, There doesn't seem to be a link to watch the full webinar, or am I missing something. Lesley
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Webinar blog: Trauma-informed schools, a conversation with Jim Sporleder

“The most striking thing I heard was that when kids were highly escalated in the lower part of their brain, they physiologically can’t learn or take in new knowledge and problem-solve,” Sporleder recounted to participants in “Trauma-informed Schools: A conversation with Jim Sporleder”, an ACEs Connection webinar held on Nov. 19, 2018.
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Webinar blog: Trauma-informed schools, a conversation with Jim Sporleder

“The most striking thing I heard was that when kids were highly escalated in the lower part of their brain, they physiologically can’t learn or take in new knowledge and problem-solve,” Sporleder recounted to participants in “Trauma-informed Schools: A conversation with Jim Sporleder”, an ACEs Connection webinar held on Nov. 19, 2018.
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Re: Webinar blog: Trauma-informed schools, a conversation with Jim Sporleder

This was one of my favorite webinars ever! Thanks @Jim Sporleder for generous sharing and Laurie for excellent questions!!! Cis
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School District of Philadelphia Open Position: Director Trauma Informed Practices

Jeanne Felter ·
Please help to spread the word about this vital opening in our city's school district. https://ats4.searchsoft.net/ats/job_board_form?op=view&JOB_ID=4600169492&REPRESENTATIVE_COMPANY_ID=00002581&COMPANY_ID=00002581
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Trauma Informed Schools projects show early and dramatic positive impacts

Alfonso Ramirez ·
This Oregon School Boards Association article details testimony from two trauma informed schools pilot projects in Oregon. Here is the article .
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Nursing Summit on ACES - April 12 in New York State (Incl. School Nurses)

Robert Wingate ·
This full-day program is presented by the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center's Nursing Workforce Development Workgroup in coordination with leadership of State University of New York - Delhi School of Nursing. The purpose of this program is to provide an educational forum for practicing nurses and school nurses to discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences and the potential effects they can contribute to long-term, adverse health-related issues. The NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing...
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Rediscovering the Lessons from Progressive Education to Create Trauma-Informed Schools for All

“In this bright future you can't forget your past.” -Bob Marley What if the roots of public education in this country provided us with a vision for creating trauma-responsive environments for all students? Lately I have been reflecting on why the principles and practices of creating trauma-informed/trauma-responsive environments in school settings connected with me deep down in my bones. It was a visceral feeling, a sense of validation and resonance in both my head and my heart. The science...
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California schools can no longer suspend K-8 students for using phones. Will this help or hurt learning?

By NINA AGRAWAL, SONALI KOHLI, OCT. 1, 2019, LA Times In middle school, Anthony Avila would stand up in class, talk to friends when he wasn’t supposed to and sling his legs across a second chair. His disruptive behavior got him sent to the office a lot, where he would sit in silence, often stewing. In high school, Avila’s math teacher used another tactic. She kept him in class when he acted up and opened her room early so they could talk. When other teachers still sent him to the office, the...
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Re: How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

Maureen McGurk ·
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...
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How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

John Medley-Hallam ·
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...
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Re: How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

Margaret Casey ·
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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The Beginning of the End of Random Searches: Students Know What They Need Next [fixschooldiscipline.org]

By Ashley Ruano, Fix School Discipline, October 1, 2019 The #StudentNotSuspects coalition has long worked in Los Angeles to end the random searches policy that discriminate against students and create a hostile campus environment for students to learn. For many years, Los Angeles Unified School District implemented mandatory random metal detector searches in middle and high schools. The searches did not make campus environments more secure. Instead, the policy targeted, and criminalized...
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All pupils will be taught about mental and physical wellbeing (gov.uk)

Dawn Cretney ·
It's a start. Clearly many children do not grow up in households where this information is known and understood and healthy patterns hold. I believe we still have a way to go including ACEs and that emotional health is key. All children in England will be taught how to look after their mental wellbeing and recognise when classmates may be struggling, as the Government unveils new guidance for the introduction of compulsory health education. Bold new plans set out today (Monday 25 February)...
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A Week in the Life of a School Social Worker [psychotherapynetworker.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
Public School 48, where I’m on staff as a social worker, sits on a block between a juvenile detention center and a strip club. The school serves around 900 mostly Hispanic and African American children in prekindergarten through fifth grade, with a large percentage of those kids living in shelter apartments. Of course, PS 48 has an educational mission, not a clinical one, but I’m part of a service staff that includes speech, occupational, and physical therapists. I’ve been a school social...
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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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Ms. Jen's Level 1 Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training: July 15-17, 2018

Jen Alexander ·
Ms. Jen Alexander, experienced teacher, school counselor, author, presenter, and leader in the movement to create trauma-sensitive schools will hold her first ever Level 1 Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training this summer in scenic Cedar Falls, Iowa. Dates are Sunday, July 15 thru Tuesday, July 17, 2018 with the main training event taking place on Monday, July 16. Ms. Jen's new book for educators on the topic of creating trauma-sensitive schools will be published by Brookes in Baltimore, and...
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CARE AT SCHOOL

Michael McKnight ·
It is time for us to integrate and act on... what we currently know about how our young can flourish in our schools. We can begin to create places where children thrive and grow into their potential. We know the growth needs of all humans. 4 Universal Growth Needs- Circle of Courage Model • Belonging- Am I important to somebody here? • Mastery- Am I good at something here? • Independence- Can I influence my world here? • Generosity- How can I share my gifts to help others here? 1.
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Trauma Informed Schools—An Essential for Student & Staff Success, Part 3: The Holistic Approach

In the first two parts of this series ( part one , part two ), we talk about the implications of trauma and student behavior and how to create a trauma informed school. The success of creating a trauma informed school weighs heavily on the school and community embracing the holistic approach. At Los Angeles Education Partnership, we achieve this through our Community School model. As former teachers, we are aware that the more we pile on our teachers, the less effective the approach becomes.
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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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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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ACEs survey and support in primary schools

Kinyofu Mlimwengu ·
Greetings, I am wondering who out there has done an ACE survey for students in K - 5? If so, what supports did you offer them? - Kinyofu
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Organizations that Support Training Teachers

Jennifer Schnupp ·
Hi! Does anyone know of any organizations that specifically train teachers and school leaders about the impact adversity has on child development and learning? Thank you!
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