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Failing Schools or Failing Paradigm?

Tim Clement ·
Daun Kauffman currently has an article on ACEs Too High  that elucidates the fundamental problems that occur when a school system does not directly confront one of the basic underlying issues: childhood trauma. One of the headings in Daun's...
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Feedback for School District of Philadelphia

Caitlin O'Brien ·
At the Philadelphia ACE Task Force Community of Practice Meeting on October 18th, 2017, representatives from the School District of Philadelphia presented their plan for Trauma-Informed Schools. Please use this space to provide any feedback for the School District. Key questions include: What did you like? What would you change? What would be your recommendations for next steps? Their presentation and our full meeting minutes are attached for your reference.
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Request for Qualifications

Caitlin O'Brien ·
On behalf of NKCDC and Impact Services, Philadelphia LISC is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a single consultant or team to help design a trauma-informed community development training curriculum for resident leaders and community stakeholders. The deadline to receive proposals is February 28, 2017. Questions can be directed no later than February 24th by email at dhanchin@lisc.org.
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Re: Children and Toxic Stress: The Discussion Continues

Roxy Woloszyn ·
Thank you. I think it could be a combination of both grassroots and institutional. For example, my organization, PCCY, has trained early childhood professionals and school staff on the behavioral health system in general, and how best to connect children to it (including information on health insurance). So little by little, and with the efforts of others, as well, we've been able to spread the word more broadly about behavioral health and put resources into people's hands to assist them in...
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Re: Children and Toxic Stress: The Discussion Continues

Katherine Pflaumer ·
Sorry for this spammy post, but: I think that a greater effort needs to be made to change public attitudes as well. Obviously this needs to start with the professions, as noted above, but it can't be limited to them. One of the hardest things about growing up with trauma is that you feel defective and isolated, and other people often treat you that way, too. As a traumatized child it gets harder to establish and maintain productive/trusting relationships, even though traumatized children...
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