Susan Cole presents TLPI work at UNESCO Asia Summit

Susan Cole presents at UNESCO Asian Summit

Susan Cole, Director of MAC’s Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, was part of a distinguished panel of global leaders invited to speak at the Asia Summit on Flexible Learning Strategies (FLS) for Out-of-School Children (OOSC) held February 24-26 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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CfJJ Report Highlights the Promise of the Safe and Supportive Schools Law for Multi-System Youth

Citizens for Juvenile Justice has released a policy report “Missed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System”. The report describes the role that trauma from adverse experiences can play in the learning and behavior challenges that are associated with increased risk for juvenile delinquency among children in the child welfare system. The report also highlights Massachusetts’ Safe and Supportive Schools law as a policy that has potential for helping to prevent students in the child welfare system from entering the juvenile justice system by fostering the creation of stable and supportive school communities.

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Legislators Honored for Commitment to Safe and Supportive Schools

Representative Ruth Balser and Senator Sal DiDomenico were honored with Legislative Champion awards at the Massachusetts Advocates for Children’s “Celebrating Voices” event. Rep, Balser and Sen. DiDomenico were recognized for their leadership as a champions of Safe and Supportive Schools for all the children in Massachusetts.

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Johns Hopkins’ Symposium Highlights Trauma-Sensitive Schools

In April, Johns Hopkins’ Urban Health Institute held their fourth annual symposium on the social determinants of health, “Healing Together: Community-Level Trauma– Its Causes, Consequences and Solutions,” with the goal of providing education and opportunities for partnerships to make Baltimore a more “trauma-informed” city.

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