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Early Childhood and Early Learning

Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens online workshop

For more information and to register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128033986099 Sound Discipline offers Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens. This online workshop helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. We will explore the impact of adverse experiences and the effect they have on developing brains and student behavior. The course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that...

Reimagining Resilience online workshop - early bird price thru Fri Sept 4

Reimagining Resilience - Using a Trauma Lens - an online workshop which helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. An online course offered over three 75-minute sessions. In addition there are short videos that will be sent to registrants before each class. Tues, Sept 15, 22, 29 4:00-5:15 pm All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Early Bird Registration is $75 through Friday, Sept 4. Registration deadline is noon, Friday, September 11. The...

Free Materials: Get Started Brain Building with Vroom

The Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood Program is offering “starter sets” of Vroom print materials and technical assistance on how to use Vroom. This is suitable for any organization that serves or reaches families of young children (from prenatal through age five) in Washington State, even if early learning isn’t your primary focus. Vroom Materials are intended to raise awareness about the importance of brain building and the simplicity and fun of Vroom. These...

Now archived! Empowering Parents with the Brain Science and VROOM

Thank you to all who were able to participate on our recent webinar on “Empowering Parents with the Brain Science and Vroom” . For those that were not able to participate we have r ecorded the full webina r for you to watch. Webinar: Empowering Parents with the Brain Science and VROOM Presented by: Marilyn Gisser Hosted by: Essentials for Childhood, Washington State Department of Health; and Emerging Wisdom Click here to watch the pre-recorded webinar (YouTube) For more information (click...

Babies and toddlers might not know there's a fire but disasters still take their toll

Thanks to ACEs Action Alliance, Clark County for posting this on Facebook. By Karleen Gribble and Nina J Berry, The Conversation. Medicalxpress.com January 13, 2020 Thousands of families with babies and toddlers have been affected by Australia's bushfire disaster. This includes children whose homes have been under direct threat or impacted by severe smoke pollution, or where their parents volunteer or work as fire fighters. Babies and toddlers may not be aware of the danger the fires pose to...

Early-childhood development offers a brighter future to entire nations [The Seattle Times]

By Steve Davis and Peter Laugharn, July 29, 2019 The Seattle Times The World Health Organization just unveiled an initiative that could improve millions of children’s lives and boost the global economy by trillions of dollars. The initiative, known as the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development , [ PDF attached ] seeks to change how we raise infants and toddlers. Children’s experiences during their first three years of life heavily influence their well-being as adults,...

Preventing ACEs - Press Release from Health Officials and 2019 CDC Report

Health Officials Seek to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences Press Release from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) ARLINGTON, VA (Nov. 6, 2019) —At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, and witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, can lead to...

PCEs and Building Resilience - Oct 21 workshop

Have you read or heard about the new study on Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)? Join Sound Discipline for our next Building Resiliency workshop (Oct 21) to learn how to be a buffer against trauma and toxic stress in your community. Read below for a note from Sound Discipline Executive Director, Jody McVittie MD, on PCEs and Building Resilience. As a former practicing family physician, I love when the science catches up to what we already know from our own experience of working with...

August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Create a classroom and school environment where students feel encouraged and engaged in learning, solve their own friendship issues, and feel a sense of connection and value. Educators from our July workshops offered this feedback... "The reframing around student behavior is so refreshing. It is validating and now I have the tools to lead a more equitable classroom." "The experiential learning made the theoretical ideas come to life. The notion of one more program is overwhelming, but this...

"Resilience" Film Screening at UW on May 7

Sound Disciplin e is delighted to present the film "Resilience" on May 7 in conjunction with Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the Information School, University of Washington. Join us at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center at 7pm for the film, panel discussion and moderated Q & A. $5 Registration fee. Register here. This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. Following the movie...

Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma

Workshop May 9 - Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma DO THE YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE OVER REACT TO SMALL THINGS? DO THEY STRUGGLE TO REGULATE EMOTION? DO THEY ACT YOUNGER THAN THEIR AGE? Many children and students have been exposed to trauma and as a result have difficulties in school and in life. Learn: What trauma and insecure attachment do to growing brains. How to lead a classroom to benefit all students - including those exposed to trauma. How to teach youth...

Building Resiliency Workshops Mar 18 & May 6

Sound Discipline offers a Building Resiliency series for educators, parents and anyone who works with youth. Our next workshop is March 18 - Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma. Details and registration here. Building Resiliency 2: Firmness Tools is next offered May 6. Details and registration here. You can take these workshops in any order. We appreciate your referrals! Refer your colleagues and friends - we do a drawing each month for a Community Building...

Building Resilience 2: Firmness Tools

Join us May 21 from 4:30-7:30 at the 2100 Building in Seattle. Review and learn more of the brain science behind trauma informed practices. Learn Firmness Tools. Tools for setting clear and respectful limits while maintaining connections with youth. More information and registration is here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-resiliency-2-firmness-tools-may-21-tickets-42104657163 Group discounts are available. Clock hours are available.

"Resilience" Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion - May 2

Sound Disciplin e is delighted to be able to host the documentary “Resilience” on May 2nd in partnership with King County Library System. Join us Wednesday night, 6-8pm at the Burien Library. We’ve been supporting schools and families with trauma- informed practices to build resilience for 10 years. This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. This information is critical for everyone who is interested in the impact of stress and trauma...

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