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Five concrete ways schools can support homeless youth

by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D., Director of Professional Learning and Community Engagement While finding an exact number is difficult, in 2002, the Department of Justice estimated that there were 1,682,900 homeless and runaway youth living in the United States. As Dr. Eve Rifkin and colleagues found in their study, students who lack stable housing are often […]

Why are we always talking about self care?

Certainly, children who have experienced trauma have a right to know that that are loved and cared for when they are at school, and they have a deeper right to know that love for themselves and from themselves. And, while we can teach students to care for themselves, we have to know how to care for ourselves first.

Erica Saunders

How teachers can help a child’s brain heal after trauma

Erica Saunders is the School Counselor and Wellness Committee Director at City High School, one of three schools operated by CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. Erica is an expert on trauma informed practice and leads professional learning opportunities for educators inside and outside of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. The developing brain is primed for […]

Emily McCrea, Director of Downtown Community School

Holding space for what our children feel

Emily McCrea is the Director of the Downtown Community School and collaborates with CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s work in Trauma Informed Practice.  Recipient of the 2017 Cecilia Avalos Parent Education Award, Emily’s mentors are: Bev Bos, Lori Petro, Robin Grille. Her strongest influences include the works of: Eckhart Tolle, Alfie Kohn, Shefali Tsabary, Daniel […]

Trauma Informed Practice

Three commitments for trauma informed school leaders

In this blog post I reflect back on my recent experience as a principal of a large urban elementary school that, over four years, embraced trauma informed practice as an essential part of good instruction. I walked into my office after morning announcements to review my plan for the day. I had appointments with three […]