Policy Issues in Implementing Trauma-Informed Schools
September 22 from 9:00am PT-10:30am PT/12:00pm ET-1:30pm ET
Presenters: Pamela Vona, MA, Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools; Christopher Blodgett, PhD, CLEAR Trauma Center, Washington State University; Erica Ramirez MEd, Community Health Advocates School at Augustus F. Hawkins High School, Los Angeles Unified School District.
Moderator: Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
In this webinar, experts will explore policy challenges and lessons learned in promoting and supporting trauma-informed schools. Speakers will share key NCTSN resources related to the development and implementation of trauma-informed schools; discuss the relationship between practice and policy in the sustainability of trauma-informed school models; and share examples and insights gained from the creation and implementation of a trauma-informed school in Los Angeles, California.
National Forum to Address Youth Exposure to Community Violence
September 14, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM PT / 12:00 to 1:30 PM ET
Presenters: Alisa Miller, PhD, Children’s Hospital Boston; Jaleel Abdul-Adil, PhD, Urban Youth Trauma Center; Angel Pantoja, Free Write, Arts & Literacy; Vincent Price, Good News; Brad Stolbach, PhD, University of Chicago; Vanessa Westley, Chicago Police Department; Maryann E. Robinson, PhD, RN, CAPT, SAMHSA
Community violence – especially in urban areas – is an escalating crisis for far too many children and families across the United States. Given the need for attention and solutions to this urgent issue, this month the National Child Traumatic Stress Network will host a national forum addressing community violence in the lives of youth. The forum will consist of individuals currently involved in addressing community violence and its impacts on young people. Hearing from the perspectives of youth, mentors, therapists, police officers, and federal agency administrators, forum attendees will learn about responses to community violence and how this has looked in different parts of the country. The goal of this forum is to raise awareness about the impacts of community violence, acknowledge its increasing urgency as a public health crisis, and to offer examples of solutions through partnership and collaboration.
Phone: 1-855-244-8681; Access Code: 735 699 966 (by weblink & phone)
Trauma-Informed Parenting: Supplemental Resources
(Adapted from Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, a Workshop for Resource Parents)
These resources were developed in response to feedback from families and clinicians about the value of providing trauma informed parenting information to all caregivers. They were originally included in Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, a Workshop for Resource Parents. However, clinicians and facilitators began to share copies with a broader audience because they contain useful information for all types of families and caregivers. These materials were therefore adapted from their original version and purpose to include more inclusive language and for more general use outside of the child welfare system. Anyone downloading these resources is welcome to use them as a large packet or as stand-alone handouts. Copies are permissible and encouraged.