New! PD for Mental Health, SEL Behavior and Trauma-Informed Practices: Historic Levels of Funding Document
The pandemic, economic instability, racial unrest, and isolation are taking a toll on students’ well-being, which impacts their ability to learn and their overall academic performance. Now, more than ever, social-emotional learning support and trauma-informed practices are essential to ensure the success of every student. Educators need professional development and resources that prepare them to handle these challenges effectively. Fortunately, unprecedented levels of funding are available to help schools and districts address these challenges. This document outlines different funding sources, including ESSER, Title Funds and more, that can be used to support your district’s efforts.
New! What Makes an Effective Paraprofessional? Poster
Paraprofessionals play a critical role in our schools, supporting students with challenging behavior, yet rarely receive sufficient training. Our latest downloadable poster features the 8 key skills paraprofessionals should possess to be most effective with students, and can guide your training efforts.
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As we look ahead to addressing the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, one thing becomes clear: effective paraprofessionals become more critical than ever before. From working one on one with students, to developing safe relationships, to helping to develop social emotional skills, paraprofessionals will be on the front lines, and will need training. This webinar covers the five most important areas of training for paraprofessionals to be able to understand and address student behavior.
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Trauma Informed Schools During COVID-19
Our latest infographic features information, ideas, and research-based best practices to use to apply a trauma-informed approach, both in-person and via distance learning. Fill out the form below to get a copy of the infographic emailed to you.
Weathering the Storm: A Trauma Informed Approach to the Return to School: On-Demand Webinar Available
We are living in unprecedented times and are bound to see a massive wave of stress and trauma this fall. This webinar outlines the increased levels of dysregulation that students, parents, and staff are likely to experience as schools reopen this fall – whether brick and mortar, distance learning, or a hybrid of both. You will also learn trauma-informed strategies and best practices that can help educators and staff prepare.
Join Dr. Will Henson in this hour-long free webinar. Please use your school or district email address when accessing the webinar. Access the webinar here.
BETTER TOGETHER: A Trauma Informed Approach to Social and Emotional Learning
Although they are commonly thought of as two separate intiatives it is worthwhile to ask the question, “Can Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and trauma informed practices support student growth more effectively when they are implemented together?” We think the answer is yes!
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SHIFTING MINDSETS: Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior
Why do school districts continue to put paraeducators in positions to support students with challenging behaviors and provide little to no training in best practice behavior strategies? This guide focuses on the most critical topics for paraeducator training.
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