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Re: Mindful-Based Practices, Therapeutic Activities, & Ways to Relax: For Teachers, Parents, & Children

Grace Harris ·
Thanks for this reminder. I also do yoga and it helps to remind others to do some of the other things you mentioned.
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Re: Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

Dr. Pearl ·
Sharing this info about a summer institute for educators at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center on the Science of Social Emotional Learning https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/what...itute_educators_2016
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Re: Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Wow! Thank you for sharing this story and for helping to make some of the learning accessible to those of us who weren't able to attend. This is very helpful information for Sonoma County educators and early childhood professionals who are serving families after our wildfires.
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Re: Healing with Yoga

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your story! The photo of your preschoolers is fabulous. I also rely on my yoga practice to help me cope with stress. I put on a " Yoga with Adriene " youtube video every morning. This helps me get my tired and achy body moving more fluidly, and puts my mind in a much more positive space. She even recently created a video called "Yoga for After Disaster":
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Mindful-Based Practices, Therapeutic Activities, & Ways to Relax: For Teachers, Parents, & Children

Jessie Wetmore ·
Yoga is a great activity for children and adults and is easy to do just about anywhere! Children need to have multiple healthy ways to express their feelings and have opportunities for mind and body awareness. Yoga is beneficial because it is... Non-competitive Gender neutral Enhances motor skills and balance Improves listening skills in a fun approach Children can focus on what is happening in the moment A healthy way to express feelings Supports social and emotional learning and...
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Simple & Fun Yoga Lesson Plan

Jessie Wetmore ·
I wanted to share an outline of my Yoga Lesson Plan that I do with my preschool class. It is easy and fun to do with any age group, especially on a rainy or cold day. If you are not familiar with yoga or yoga poses, there are millions of videos, tutorials, and charts that are available online. Preparation Move all furniture out of the way to create a large open space Implement some type of yoga mat or defined space for each child (carpet squares as yoga mats) Turn off or dim the lights Play...
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Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (backed by science)

Pam Hansen ·
This is an accessible, practical article. After a brief definition and explanation of resilience, it gives 20 easy, realistic strategies for building resilience in children. Share this with everyone you know! http://www.heysigmund.com/building-resilience-children/
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Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

A hug may be comforting to many children, but for a child who has experienced trauma it may not feel safe. That’s an example used by Julie Kurtz, co-director of trauma informed practices in early childhood education at the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS), as she begins a trauma training session. Her audience, preschool teachers and staff of the San Francisco-based Wu Yee Children’s Services at San Francisco’s Women’s Building, listen attentively.
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Healing with Yoga

Jessie Wetmore ·
Did you know that yoga can reduce stress and heal the mind, body, and soul? Let me explain how yoga can prevent, treat, and heal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and toxic stress. In my personal experience as a Sonoma County preschool teacher, I noticed many children, parents, and teachers in our program had very high levels of stress and anxiety. We all live busy lives and tend to focus on the next activity instead of the one at hand. So I decided to try yoga. I started doing yoga with...
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helping inmates with children transition back into society

October 28, 2015 UW team to lead research efforts on initiative for incarcerated parents   Deborah Bach   The University of Washington will play a key role in a new initiative aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into...
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Syrian Children in a state of Toxic Stress

Elizabeth Najmabadi ·
An article posted by BBC News captures what the children of Syria are experiencing and how many of these children don't know anything but war. This is a huge public health concern that could lead to irreversible damage to an entire generation of children. Save the Children shares, "Millions of Syrian Children could be living in a state of "Toxic Stress" due to prolonged exposure to the horrors of war." I have attached the Report, Invisible Wounds produced by Save the Children if you're...
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Trauma Screenings Advisory Group (AB 340) Hosts First Meeting

Gail Yen ·
On Friday, April 20, 2018, the AB 340 Workgroup, otherwise known as the Trauma Screenings Advisory Group, met for the first time to discuss the legislative charge to update, amend, or develop, if appropriate, tools and protocols for screening children for trauma as defined, within the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit in Medi-Cal. Both Children Now and Center for Youth Wellness were appointed members of the Trauma Screenings Advisory Workgroup, and we...
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Trauma Informed Resilience Building Workshop

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Foster families needed in Sonoma [Sonoma Index-Tribune]

Staff Report, July 28, 2019, Sonoma Index-Tribune Every day, 50 to 75 Sonoma County children and teens need a safe place to live. There is currently an urgent need for foster parents and adoptive families to open their homes to local foster children, according to the county’s Sonoma Foster Care agency. Local families can learn more about foster parenting at Explore Foster Parenting, a one-hour discussion held monthly, 6 to 7 p.m., at 2255 Challenger Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa. The dates for...
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