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Follow PTICC on Social Media

Amanda Finlaw ·
Did you know that you can follow Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connection not only here on ACEs Connection, but also on Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , and Instagram ? On those platforms, you will find photos and videos from community events, information about upcoming programming, and news related to ACEs and trauma. Follow and join in on the conversation about trauma and #BreakingTheCycle in Pottstown because community matters, connection matters, and your story matters.
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One Neighborhood at a Time [New York Times]

Mary Rieck ·
A good article from David Brooks with the New York Times that relates to our work in Pottstown. I like this quote toward the end of the article, '"What’s the right level to pursue social repair? The nation may be too large. The individual is too small. The community is the right level..." LOST HILLS, Calif. — What is the central challenge facing our era? My answer would be: social isolation. Gaps have opened up among partisan tribes, economic classes and races. There has been a loss of...
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Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School [RWJF.org] - Reposted from ACES in Education

Amanda Finlaw ·
Social emotional learning (SEL) programs can promote academic achievement and positive social behavior, and reduce conduct problems, substance abuse, and emotional distress. The Issue There is widespread evidence of successful, universal SEL programs and practices that can support social and emotional development in students during the elementary school years. Based on decades of research and evaluation in rigorous field trials, these approaches are now widely available to schools, along...
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Social-emotional training decreases pre-K suspensions [CabinetReport.com]

Amanda Finlaw ·
Disciplinary polices have come under fire across the country with the revelation that thousands of preschool students are suspended or expelled each year–an issue that can be improved with professional development in social-emotional learning, according to new study. Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that teachers trained in using the Pyramid Model, an approach based on positive behavior support in developing children’s social-emotional competence and preventing and addressing...
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Washington State Study Shows Promise for Community Network-Driven Approach to ACEs [The Chronicle of Social Change]

Amanda Finlaw ·
"Community networks in the state of Washington have been effective in reducing the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a study released this month by respected policy research firm Mathematica." - Click here to read more from the article.
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What is Social & Emotional Learning in Pottstown School District? [VIDEO]

Amanda Finlaw ·
Watch this video from Pottstown School District to learn about the new Second Step Social & Emotional Learning curriculum which is currently integrated into 64 classrooms. Each class at Elizabeth B. Barth Elementary School, which is featured in the video, has SEL lessons.
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Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement [The Atlantic]

Mary Rieck ·
This is a good article on the importance of movement to brain development and healthy social and emotional development. One of my children is spinning in a circle, creating a narrative about a princess as she twirls. The other is building a rocket ship out of a discarded box, attaching propellers made of cardboard and jumping in and out of her makeshift launcher. It is a snow day, and I’ve decided to let them design their own activities as I clean up and prepare a meal. My toddler becomes...
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