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San Mateo County ACEs Connection is a community for all who are invested in creating a trauma-informed and resilient San Mateo County. This is a space to share resources, information, successes, and challenges related to addressing trauma and building resiliency, particularly in young children and their families.

Recent Blog Posts

Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families [naeyc.org]

KIRSTEN COLE, DIANDRA VERWAYNE Young Children May 2018 Vol. 73, No. 2 At the beginning of the year in Ms. Verwayne’s kindergarten class, the children are working on an All About Me project. They begin by drawing pictures of themselves based on observations of their reflections in a mirror. Next, the teacher provides them with sentence starters asking them to describe their hair color and texture, their skin color, and their eye color. In this racially and ethnically diverse class, the...

Rethinking Family Engagement During School Closures [tolerance.org]

Taking time to check assumptions about family engagement can make a huge difference in the lives of your students and their caregivers. DR. RACHAEL MAHMOOD APRIL 27, 2020 As educators, we often strive to find ways to increase family involvement in our classrooms. Research confirms that family involvement positively impacts students’ academic experiences. And in this moment of crisis, especially, engaging our students means engaging their families: Including caretakers is one way to support...

Bystander Intervention 2.0: Conflict De-Escalation Training [ihollaback.org]

We’re proud to announce the release of a brand new training: Bystander Intervention 2.0: Conflict De-Escalation Training in partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC . Sign up here to take the training . If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential...

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