Conley: Month of May ushers in final weeks


As promised, I have diligently worked on putting kids and families first.

I have worked with the Potts Family Foundation to move the conversation of children in trauma forward in House District 20.

The Potts Family Foundation has a powerful video called, Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. Together we brought this video to two of our school districts in HD20 and are working to bring it to the others for teachers’ professional development in August.

Through House Bill 1905, higher education will provide the study of childhood trauma for teacher candidates. This study will prepare classroom teachers to help identify children who may be experiencing trauma at home and allow teachers to help these students be more successful in the classroom.

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