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A Check-In App that Supports Students and Staff

Over 80% of students feel disconnected from schools (official) and 100% of support staff are overwhelmed and exhausted (unofficial). Emote is launching a free app aimed at facilitating closer connections between schools and students - making it easier for staff and teachers to understand and support students' emotional needs. [Learn More] We worked with a team of high schoolers and interventionists to build the only check-in tool that actively supports students and you. Emote Connect works...

Empowering Resilience to ACEs

The 16 Strong Project is dedicated to empowering resilience to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through educational workshops, school partnerships, and community outreach. 16 Strong strives to continue conversations that help young people recognize and navigate the challenges they are facing as a result of ACEs. We believe that with strong support systems, healthy coping mechanisms and a positive mindset, the negative impacts of ACEs can be mitigated.

Learning @ Home? Try This @ Home!

Hi! This graphic is an excerpt from my r ecent blog post on Documentation in Early Childhood Learning & Wellness. If you find it helpful, consider subscribing to my blog @ Wert Knowing . It explores: How to Vision, Learn & Be Well with Children in a Pandemic Connectional Mindsets, Heart-sets, Environments & Practices How Horses Influence My Work Cheers, Jodi @Carey S. Sipp (ACEs Connection Staff)

School Walkout: An Adult Ally Guide (

Amplify their voice, not yours. Broadcast your willingness to be a "helper". Assume competence in youth leadership. Don't assume anything else. The moment news spread that the students of Parkland, Florida were using their voices to speak out against school violence, Rep. Shawn Harrison staffer claimed that the students were paid actors. This reaction isn’t uncommon. Some adults in positions of power are hesitant to include youth voice in the public sphere, and some will use any means...

Incorporating Trauma Informed Practice and ACEs into Professional Curricula - a Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to aid faculty and teachers in a variety of disciplines, specifically social work, medicine, law, education, and counseling, to develop or integrate critical content on adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed care into new or existing curricula of graduate education programs. This toolkit provides an overview of colleges and universities that have courses in trauma-informed practice and ACEs science. Most of the toolkit comprises content for a course on...

New Guidance on Trauma Screening in Schools

In partnership with the Defending Childhood State Policy Initiative and the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, new guidance has been released on trauma screening in schools. Importantly, this document lays out a series of important considerations when determining whether trauma screening is indicated in each context, and how to go about collecting and utilizing the data generated from the process. Please feel free to share input.

Engaging Parents, Developing Leaders

A Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for Nonprofits and Schools By the Annie E. Casey Foundation This publication introduces an assessment and planning tool to help nonprofits evaluate their parent engagement efforts and chart a path toward deeper partnerships with parents and caregivers. The tool spans just eight pages, with accompanying text outlining how to use it, how to assess its results and what real-world strategies and programs are already in play — and working — to boost parent...

Do’s and Don’ts of a Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classroom

The summer break is upon us and right now parents and teachers are taking a much-deserved deep breath before jumping into the new school year. One of the programs Echo provides each summer is the salary point Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classrooms training to help educators meet their professional development requirements and to give them the space to think about the classroom environment they would optimally like to create while not yet inundated with the day-to- day demands of the school...

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