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Youth Thrive Alive! Forum

October 14, 2021 1:00 PM 2:15 PM EDT Are you a Supervisor or Youth Service Worker who would welcome some new ideas and strategies for identifying and building on young people’s strengths and making progress to help youth thrive? If so, please join us for the unveiling of the new online Youth Thrive Coaching Tool at our next Youth Thrive Alive! Forum taking place on October 14th from 1-2:15 p.m. ET! Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, The Youth Thrive Coaching Tool gives...

Hispanic families’ experiences of child care closures during COVID-19 (Child Trends Webinar)

Webinar Join the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families for a webinar on Wednesday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss Latino families’ experiences with COVID-19-related child care closures and disruptions. Presenters will discuss how these closures and disruptions have affected parents’ employment and families’ overall well-being. Presenters: Dr. Kevin Ferreira van Leer is an assistant professor in child and adolescent development at California State University,...

New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference 2021

We’re back! The 2021 NJAEYC Annual Conference is scheduled for October 21 at the Hilton Meadowlands, New Jersey. We are changing the conference to one day this year and still plan on reaching as many early childhood educators as possible. The theme of this year’s conference is The Comeback Conference 2021. For additional information contact Helen Muscato, Conference Coordinator at (732) 329-0033 or online at mail@njaeyc.org Are you a student? Click here to apply to be an Annual Conference...

The Wisdom of Trauma

Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in...

Why and How to Talk to Kids about Microaggressions - TONIGHT @ 8:30PM

Microaggressions are the “everyday slights, indignities and insults committed against marginalized groups because of their membership to those groups.” (Professor Derald Sue). Microaggressions are hard to talk about, on one hand, because when we commit them we generally don’t intend and are not aware of the hurt we’ve caused. On the other hand, the victims of microaggressions might hesitate to speak up for fear of being seen as "overly sensitive" or otherwise assuming the risks often...

The Attachment Trauma Network (ATN) Standing Strong Conference

About this event An event to empower parents and caregivers. VIRTUAL Monday, September 13 to Wednesday, September15, 2021 EASTERN TIME 10am to 4pm with Support options before and after. 3 days of trauma-informed/relationship-focused: Workshops on advocacy. Support sessions Self-care/family-care strategies Topics include How to Build a Community of Support Trauma-Informed IEPs The Mindset of an Advocate What is a Trauma-Informed School? Click here to register now! $75 for event and includes...

2021 Culture Conference

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology School of Social Work Graduate School of Education Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies CLICK HERE REGISTER NOW Registration fees: Professionals: $99 Students: $ 15 If you're a student, please email a scan of your student ID to ce@gsapp.rutgers.edu to receive the discount code. Special rates for GSAPP/School of Social Work/Graduate School of Education alumni and supervisors! Special Group Rates! email ce@gsapp.rutgers.edu for...

2021 National Community Leadership Summit - Virtual

We invite you to join us for the 2021 National Community Leadership Summit , hosted by Vital Village Networks. We seek to connect with and learn alongside a national assembly of visionary and collaborative leaders, like you, who are dedicated to the fundamental social transformation necessary to ensure that all children succeed and that families are welcomed as partners and change agents. The summit features two signature conference days, on Monday, October 18th, and Friday, October 22nd,...

ACEs Training

We have two more trainings left!!! Register NOW!! Building Self-Healing Communities – Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Join us for a 3-hour session on the impact of childhood trauma and its implications across the life course. The session will be interactive and will include small and large group dialog, reflection and time for questions and answers. Come ready to actively participate and engage with others on this journey! The Office of Resilience is presenting 3 great...

Resiliency Training Offering

The School of Public and Global Affairs presents seminars that explore topics addressing issues for employees in public sectors including government, law enforcement, security and emergency response, nonprofit leadership, healthcare management, and transportation and public services. THREE 4-WEEK SEMINARS On Site and Off Campus Classes Held in Essex County (Location To Be Announced) Classes held on Wednesdays 12:00-3:00 pm EST • CUSTOMER SERVICE: ENGAGING THE PUBLIC - September 8, 15, 22, 29...

2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In Indigenous Land: Stewardship, Relationships, and Responsibility

Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change for an online teach-in. August 25th 12:30-3PM EDT. Keynote Speaker Dr. Kelsey Leonard: Dr. Kelsey Leonard (Shinnecock) will explore the emerging area of Earth law, explain its connection to Indigenous law, and chart a path forward for our shared sustainable future. Workshops: Making Land Acknowledgement Meaningful (K-12) Native Voices in Children’s Literature (K-8) The Great Inka Road and Q’eswachaka...

Willis & Friends—The New AAP Policy Statement Advances Relational Health

Date and time Wed, August 18, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT This livestream series, hosted by David Willis, MD, FAAP, a Senior Fellow at CSSP, will explore Early Relational Health About this event In our third conversation in this live stream series, we will discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated policy statement "Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering with Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health." Building beyond the toxic stress framework, this seminal...

5th Annual Panel on Mental Health in Queer & Trans BIPOC Communities

5th annual panel discussion on mental health in Queer and Transgender, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, or QTBIPOC, communities. We will be discussing the importance of prioritizing wellness and mental health. Our panelists include: Dr. Helen Hsu - Past President of The Asian American Psychological Association Josh Odam-Healing While Black LLC Kylee Jones, ACSW- Indigenous Circle of Wellness Keah Brown - Author, Actress, Journalist & Screenwriter Juan Acosta - Mental Health &...

The Attack on "Critical Race Theory": What's Going on?

Lately, a lot of people have been very upset about “critical race theory.” Back in September 2020, the former president directed federal agencies to cut funding for training programs that refer to “white privilege” or “critical race theory," declaring such programs “un-American propaganda” and “a sickness that cannot be allowed to continue.” In the last few months, at least eight states have passed legislation banning the teaching of CRT in schools and some 20 more have similar bills in the...

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