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Register for July 21 & 28 Reimagining Resilience

“I’m Safe. I Belong. I Matter.” As an adult who works with young people, you understand that this is the way every child needs to feel in order to learn and thrive. Start the next school year with information and tools to make your classroom (or other settings where you work with children and youth) a trauma-informed, safe space for all young people! Register ASAP for July 21 & 28 10am - 12 pm PDT Online. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369244308667

Coming up June 23 & 30 - Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens

Details and registration here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/324400770437 “I’m Safe. I Belong. I Matter.” This is the way every child needs to feel in order to learn. How can you, as an adult who works with youth during the pandemic, help them experience emotional safety? Especially when all of us are exhausted, and our own nervous systems are overwhelmed. In our online, interactive Reimagining Resilience workshop, we cover the three R’s critical in building positive relationships with kids,...

Special Offer for summer Rooted Relationships: Growing Equitable Classroom Communities

Special Offer of 50% off the Program Fee. Use the code ROOTED50 at checkout . Details and registration - https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sound-discipline-355487112 You can create a classroom and school environment where students feel connected and encouraged. Imagine a room filled with young people who are engaged in learning, contribute to problem-solving, and help build their own community. Rooted Relationships brings together the most helpful and practical tools from the latest brain science...

Rooted Relationships: Growing Equitable Classroom Communities

Details and registration - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/301625769797 You can create a classroom and school environment where students feel connected and encouraged. Imagine a room filled with young people who are engaged in learning, contribute to problem-solving, and help build their own community. Introducing our 5-week Rooted Relationships series , which brings together the most helpful and practical tools from the latest brain science research, culturally responsive teaching, trauma and...

Washington OKs 1st statewide missing Indigenous people alert (newsbreak.com)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law a bill that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people. The law creates a system similar to Amber Alerts and so-called silver alerts, which are used respectively for missing children and vulnerable adults in many states. The system will notify law enforcement when there’s a report of a missing Indigenous person. It will also place messages on highway reader boards and on the radio and social media,...

Washington OKs 1st statewide missing Indigenous people alert (newsbreak.com)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law a bill that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people. The law creates a system similar to Amber Alerts and so-called silver alerts, which are used respectively for missing children and vulnerable adults in many states. The system will notify law enforcement when there’s a report of a missing Indigenous person. It will also place messages on highway reader boards and on the radio and social media,...

NEW Online Workshop in Reimagining Resilience Series

Build on our Reimagining Resilience 1 workshop , OR your own knowledge and experiences, with our NEW online workshop - Reimagining Resilience 2: Developing Firmness Tools , Thursdays March 24 & 31, 4:30-6:30pm PDT. This workshop is facilitated by Corrina Skildum & Alan Wong . Alan shares how Reimagining Resilience 2 helps educators and other adults who work with youth during these challenging times: "More than ever we need tools that can help us meet the need of all students and...

Connie and Steve Ballmer Pledge $425 Million for Children’s Mental Health [philanthropy.com]

By Maria Di Mento, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 1, 2022 The technology billionaires Steve and Connie Ballmer pledged more than $425 million to the University of Oregon to create an institute where the university’s researchers and experts in children’s behavioral and mental health will work with Oregon’s public school systems, families, nonprofits, and state agencies to tamp down the surge in mental-health issues children and youths in the state are facing after two years of the...

Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEU’s are...

Reimagining Resilience series online - help for those who support youth during the pandemic

Registration and more info on these and other Sound Discipline workshops here. Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens online, Feb 8 & 15 Reimagining Resilience 2: Developing Firmness Tools online, March 3 & 10 We are all continuing to navigate the stress and impacts of the COVID pandemic. Our school systems and staff are maxed out. Just making it though the day is a lot! Youth-serving organizations and community partners are exhausted from meeting the needs of young people and...

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