Reply to "Program or curriculum for using ACEs & trauma research to create systems change"

We  have been using Positive Discipline in schools and using the same process to build the skills to support restorative circles /class meetings. It is the regular use of circles and group problem solving that has made such a huge impact on families and classrooms. The paradigm shift away from punishments and rewards takes time and practice - and the results are powerful.  On one school visit when visitors asked the 5th graders what was different about their school, a student replied, "Here we give each other grace. We know we make  mistakes and we give each other a second chance."

That is the kind of community in which everyone can learn - and resilience flourishes.

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