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Policy Issues in Implementing Trauma-Informed Schools

Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 
9:00 to 10:30 AM PT / 12:00 TO 1:30 PM ET
Location: 
NCTSN Learning Center
Sponsoring Agency: 
NCTSN
Description: 

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.

Sponsored by the NCCTS Policy Program and the NCTSN Policy Task Force.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the NCTSN Schools Committee.

Presenters:

  • Pamela Vona, MA, University of Southern California
  • 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

Moderated by Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress 

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Riverside Trauma Center's 6th Annual Conference: “You Come to Us Endangered”:* Legacies of Community Trauma, Narratives of Healing and Resilience

Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 
9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (EDT)
Location: 
Natick, MA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Riverside Trauma Center
Description: 

This year’s annual conference will focus on how the impact of trauma, even individual trauma, affects communities, and what can be done to foster resilience and healing, both individually and collectively. Drawing from the experiences of specific communities including Ferguson, MO, the Black Lives Matter movement, American Muslims, and urban LGBTQ youth, the theme will be examined through the lens of community narratives that develop after traumatic events. We will explore ways in which these communities have used collective sharing, group work, political organizing, theater, poetry, and other forms of expression to shift narratives and create healing stories.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that influenced plans and activities to address the mental health needs of a community experiencing civil unrest.
  • State the relevance of historical trauma, poverty, and other social determinants disproportionately observed in marginalized communities for traumatic stress.
  • Describe three ways that they can intervene to support community resilience during periods of civil unrest.
  • Describe the impact of Islamophobia within the Muslim community, especially in the identity development of Muslim children.
  • Identify ways in which collective narration may be used as a capacity for trauma recovery.
     
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