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Supporting Infant and Early Childhood Professionals and Community Resilience

In January, Resilient Georgia and the Center for Interrelational Science and Pediatrics received a Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Community Transformation Grant to launch an Infant and Early Childhood Professional Development Course and Guidebook. Across Resilient Georgia’s 16 regional coalitions , there is a documented need to support the early childhood care and education (ECCE) workforce. Leveraging statewide support for training Georgia’s workforce in the Community...

Research Shows This Is How to Prevent School Shootings (

School shootings are tragic, but parents, students, and school staff can take steps to prevent them, researchers report. PHOTO BY MARK WILSON/GETTY IMAGES To read more of Beverly Kingston and Sarah Goodrum's article, please click here. We are sociologists at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado, Boulder. We study the circumstances that lead to violence in which an attacker picks a target —like a person, group, or school—in advance. We find that...

How Classrooms Can Promote Intellectual Humility—Or Discourage It (

To read Emily Brower's article, please click here. Two new studies reveal the ways that teachers and schools can encourage students to be humble and feel comfortable making mistakes. The classroom is where habits are created, mentalities are formed, and lessons are taught. Classrooms are spaces to encourage students to learn as much as they can—but also to recognize what they do not yet know. This skill is part of what researchers call intellectual humility, the ability to accept that our...

How much would the NAS poverty reduction packages reduce referrals to CPS and foster care placements? Would they reduce racial disproportionality in child welfare? (

Because of a collaboration with Columbia University and UW-Madison, we have answers to these questions. By Peter Peter Pecora, Casey Family Programs, March 17, 2023 - Overview The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently released a “ roadmap ” to reduce child poverty by as much as half through the implementation of a series of social policy packages. The aim of this study was to simulate the reductions in Child Protective Services (CPS) involvement and foster care placements that are...

Ask the Community

The nonprofit group I work for is presenting its 15th annual prosocial game design challenge. For this year's competition the theme is resilience . We will launch the contest before the end of June and would appreciate more feedback regarding the educational resources about resilience that we are sharing with the participants. Some Background When we launch a game design challenge we try and provide as much helpful information to game developers who will participate. We do this so that the...Read More...

Would Anyone Like a Free Resource to Enhance Emotional Wellbeing for Educators

Hello colleagues. I'm reaching out to see if anyone would like to participate in a pilot study looking to improve emotional wellbeing for educators through an evidence-based toolkit that includes improving social / emotional wellness and mental health literacy outcomes. You / your district would simply receive the toolkit at no cost and participants could attend (via email engagement campaign each week). At the end of the 12 weeks, participants would be asked to complete a feedback survey.Read More...
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What are you hearing about non-profits accesing ESSER funding

Kay Reed
Hi all- I'm curious about anyone has connected with their local district to provide SEL or other mental health supports to address the tsunami of student trauma. We have developed an ESSER Toolkit to help organizations learn about ESSER and reach out to their schools. I've heard of some states starting to push out RFPs and I'm curious to learn more. Thanks!Read More...

Research Question for ACEs in public school

Matthew Fleming
Hello, everyone! I am in need of some assistance. I am working on a study and need to find a medium to large public school district in California that uses ACEs to assess students for trauma. I would prefer to work with middle and high schools, but I am deep in this work and hit a snag. If you are in such a district, or know of one, please let me know. Thank you!Read More...
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