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Call to Action & Toolkit: Urge Congress to Support Trauma-Informed Legislation

It’s time to take action and make our voices heard to build healthy, resilient communities! The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) is organizing trauma-informed advocates, activists, and stakeholders to urge their U.S. Senators and Representatives to support two bipartisan, bicameral bills that would significantly help prevent, address, and mitigate the negative impacts of trauma through community-based/led initiatives.

Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens

5/15/23 & 5/22 /23 4:30 - 6:30 PM Pacific Online via Zoom Register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/598628242187 “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 aftermath of a pandemic, help them experience emotional safety? Especially when we ourselves may be exhausted, and our own nervous systems are overwhelmed. In community with other educators, youth workers and caretakers, we will...

Washington State Department of Corrections is Providing Trauma-Informed Training

Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), the inspiration behind the Paper Tigers documentary, is partnering with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC). For more than a decade, CRI has been providing trauma and resilience training to thousands of organizations across the country. What caught DOC’s eye, however, is CRI’s adherence to emerging neuroscience, specifically the focus on inclusive interactions. “Prisons are inherently stressful environments for both incarcerated...

Reclaiming Salish Canoe Culture in the Shadow of Tech Giants (yesmagazine.org)

Architectural drawing of the planned Northwest Native Canoe Center Canoe Carving House on the southwest shore of Seattle’s Lake Union, scheduled to open in spring of 2024. ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF JONES AND JONES ARCHITECTS To read more of Frank Hopper's article, please click here. Jan. 6 was a typical overcast day in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Few of the tech workers from the nearby offices of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft were outside at lunchtime. Only a few could be seen...

Seattle becomes first US city to ban caste discrimination (bbc.com)

To read more of Max Matza's article, please click here. Seattle has become the first US city to ban discrimination based on caste after a vote by the city council. Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, who wrote the legislation, said the fight against caste bias "is deeply connected to the fight against all forms of oppression". Advocates of the ban say that it is needed to prevent caste bias from becoming more prevalent in the US. The caste system in India dates back over 3,000 years and divides...

Reimagining Resilience online - Thursdays, November 3 & 10 from 4:30 - 6:30pm

"Game changing. Strategies that I know will improve my practice & improve the experience that students have at school." “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, help them experience emotional safety? Especially when 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...

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...

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