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Re: August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Rhonda Friedlander ·
I hope more Native Americans join this workshop!
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Re: August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Karen Clemmer ·
Great suggestion, Rhonda! We have two communities on ACEs Connection: Tribal Communities of Northern California and Native Americans (National lens), however we do not have a WA state community - where we can share WA specific information with those who may be interested. Please let me know if this may be something you'd like consider - I am here to support related efforts in WA state. With gratitude, Karen
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NJ medical school program requires all first-year students to learn about ACEs science

Laurie Udesky ·
In 2015, Dr. Beth Pletcher, a pediatrician and associate professor specializing in genetics, was at the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington D.C. when she heard two speakers that forever changed her work with medical students. Dr. Beth Pletcher “I went to two talks on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that were so mind-boggling to me that I decided on my drive back to New Jersey that I had to do something about it,”says Pletcher, director of the Division...
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OSPI Student Support Conference

Tory Henderson ·
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Student Support Conference PreConference Session: Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Registration for this session is separate from the conference. Additional information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assessing-and-managing-suicide-risk-with-office-of-superintendent-of-public-instruction-tickets-32308762378 Conference: May 11 & 12, Yakima Convention Center Additional Information and registration: ...
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Resource List - Schools & School-Age Children and Youth

Tory Henderson ·
This resource list includes an introduction to ACEs, resilience and brain science - and ACEs-related internet resources related to schools and school age children and youth.
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August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Mary Power ·
Create a classroom and school environment where students feel encouraged and engaged in learning, solve their own friendship issues, and feel a sense of connection and value. Educators from our July workshops offered this feedback... "The reframing around student behavior is so refreshing. It is validating and now I have the tools to lead a more equitable classroom." "The experiential learning made the theoretical ideas come to life. The notion of one more program is overwhelming, but this...
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Battle Ground High School suspensions see massive drop over the last year [Thereflector.com]

Tory Henderson ·
Over the last four calendar school years the number of students being suspended by Battle Ground High School has dropped more than 50 percent. During the 2012-13 school year 387 students were suspended, compared to only 145 during the 2015-16 school year. BGHS Principal Mike Hamilton points at a number of different elements that has led to a more positive culture in the high school. He said it is a product of all the district cogs operating in unison and making student engagement and...
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Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma

Mary Power ·
Workshop May 9 - Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma DO THE YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE OVER REACT TO SMALL THINGS? DO THEY STRUGGLE TO REGULATE EMOTION? DO THEY ACT YOUNGER THAN THEIR AGE? Many children and students have been exposed to trauma and as a result have difficulties in school and in life. Learn: What trauma and insecure attachment do to growing brains. How to lead a classroom to benefit all students - including those exposed to trauma. How to teach youth...
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Building Resiliency 1 Workshop - in Spokane April 25th

Mary Power ·
Presented by Sound Discipline Do your students over react to small things? Do they struggle to regulate emotion? Do they act younger than their age? Many students have been exposed to trauma and as a result have difficulties in school. In this workshop, you will learn: What trauma and insecure attachment do to growing brains. How to lead a classroom to benefit all students - including those exposed to trauma. How to teach students why their brain sometimes "won't cooperate" and what to do...
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This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care - And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates [yesmagazine.org]

Tory Henderson ·
Lincoln Alternative High School is in the small city of Walla Walla in southeastern Washington. It had been a place for students with disciplinary issues, those removed from the area’s other high schools, ordered there by a judge, or those who had performed poorly in middle school. Tucked in the middle of a residential neighborhood, Lincoln’s brick edifice and cherry-red doors now serve as a place of opportunity for many students. At Lincoln, the first trauma-informed high school in the...
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Trauma Informed Schools Network Conference: Cultivating Connections

Mathew Portell ·
We would like to make the community aware that an amazing national team of practitioners are hosting the Trauma Informed Schools Network Conference: Cultivating Connections in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University from July 15-16, 2019. The conference will only be around 125 participants. The mission of the conference is to create networks and connections through learning about best practices associated with trauma informed practices. The design of the conference will be trauma informed in...
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Video series shows how San Diego Unified is creating trauma-informed schools

"We're committed to lifting up the work around healing, belonging and inclusion," said Joey Bravo, program associate at The California Endowment (TCE).  Joey and his colleagues with TCE's Center for Healthy Communities supported the creation of a series of videos that capture the groundbreaking efforts of the San Diego Unified School District's campaign to create trauma-informed schools.  In this series of videos, SDUSD's transformation of their discipline policies...
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Webinar Series - Graduation a Team Effort (GATE) - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

Tory Henderson ·
Monthly webinars the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 AM March 8, 2017 - Graduation Outliers: key practices and processes April 12, 2017 - What is Career Ready? May 10, 2017 - Building a Dual Credit System in Washington State Registration & Links to archived webinars http://www.k12.wa.us/GATE/WebinarWorkshops.aspx
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Workshop April 6th - Building Resilience 2: Firmness Tools

Mary Power ·
Do your students over react to small things? Do they struggle to regulate emotion? Do they act younger than their age? Many students have been exposed to trauma and as a result have difficulties in school. In this workshop you will: Review and learn more of the brain science behind trauma informed practices. Learn several tools for setting clear and respectful limits while maintaining connections with youth. Practice the process of making effective agreements with youth. Location: The 2100...
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OSPI Student Support Conference

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OSPI Student Support Conference

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Reimagining Resilience online workshop - early bird price thru Fri Sept 4

Mary Power ·
Reimagining Resilience - Using a Trauma Lens - an online workshop which helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. An online course offered over three 75-minute sessions. In addition there are short videos that will be sent to registrants before each class. Tues, Sept 15, 22, 29 4:00-5:15 pm All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Early Bird Registration is $75 through Friday, Sept 4. Registration deadline is noon, Friday, September 11. The...
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Online workshop Nov 30, Dev 7 & 14 - Reimagining Resilience - Through a Trauma Lens

Mary Power ·
For more information and to register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/124637117975 Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. We will explore the impact of adverse experiences and the effect they have on developing brains and student behavior. The course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that every child knows that they matter. An online...
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Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens online workshop

Mary Power ·
For more information and to register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128033986099 Sound Discipline offers Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens. This online workshop helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. We will explore the impact of adverse experiences and the effect they have on developing brains and student behavior. The course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that...
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A Trauma-Responsive School Transition

Mary Power ·
Join us Tuesday, March 30, 4-6pm for a new online workshop - A Trauma-Responsive School Transition . As schools shift to in-person or hybrid learning, we have heard the need for trauma-responsive tools and resources for creating a feeling of safety and rebuilding classroom community for students. More details and register at the link! Questions? Reach out - info@sounddiscipline.org. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145773657935
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New Online Workshop - Trauma-Responsive School Transition

Mary Power ·
Register ASAP for a new Sound Discipline online workshop A Trauma-Responsive School Transition, Tuesday, March 30, 4-6pm. As educators prepare to return to school buildings for hybrid and in-person learning, there are going to be a lot of rules and structures in place for safety. Within the context of important safety protocols and regulations, we want young people to know they belong and matter in our schools. There are important questions to pause and ask ourselves: How do you build...
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Starts May 20 - Reimagining Resilience online workshop

Mary Power ·
Teachers in Sound Discipline schools are invited to attend for FREE! Choose the 'Teacher Appreciation' tickets at checkout!
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Two Opportunities to attend Reimagining Resilience Online - Register ASAP

Mary Power ·
Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens TWO Online Opportunities - Clock hours available!
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Special offer - Discounted Program Fee - Online Workshop Series - Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens starts September 23

Mary Power ·
After the last traumatic 2 years, this course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that every child knows that they are safe and that they matter.
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Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens - starts 10/21

Mary Power ·
This is an online course offered over three 75-minute sessions. In addition, there are short videos that will be sent to registrants before each class. Thursdays, October 21, 28, & Nov 4, 5-6:15pm PDT. Reserve your spot now - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/180385115737 Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. We will explore the impact of adverse experiences and the effect they have on developing...
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Reimagining Resilience workshop series - Nov. daytime & evening options

Mary Power ·
Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens November daytime option - Mondays, 11/8, 15, & 29 11am - 12:15pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/194069215247 November evening option - Tuesdays, 11/9, 16, & 30 5pm - 6:15pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/180398666267 You will leave this training series with a deeper knowledge of trauma’s impact on developing brains, a better analysis of your own behavior and triggers, and concrete next steps to improve your relationships with kids. The course...
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Reimagining Resilience series online - help for those who support youth during the pandemic

Mary Power ·
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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Reimagining Resilience Feb 8 & 15 - session 2

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NEW Online Workshop in Reimagining Resilience Series

Mary Power ·
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...
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Special Offer for summer Rooted Relationships: Growing Equitable Classroom Communities

Mary Power ·
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...
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