In the three part series Books and Bullets, KQED News examines how chronic violence in some neighborhoods impacts children and their learning and highlights TLPI as one organization “working to prevent violence and help children and youth exposed to chronic violence succeed in school”.
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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.
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.
In “When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School”, NPR highlights Mott Haven Academy Charter School and the success they have experienced working with traumatized students.
On September 14, the Ferguson Commission released its final report highlighting the need for schools to understand the impact of trauma on students and cites TLPI’s work as a model.
In the wake of a lawsuit filed against the Compton Unified School District, both NPR and the Christian Science Monitor address the issues and concerns this lawsuit has raised.
The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts recently voiced its support for Safe and Supportive Schools.
On July 22, 2015, TLPI hosted the Safe and Supportive Schools Commission for a summer retreat.
In a new report, the Children’s Law Center of Washington, D.C. calls for the implementation of trauma-sensitive schools to support students. “Education reforms in the District will not fully succeed if schools do not address the trauma that students bring with them to class,” said Judith Sandalow, Executive Director of Children’s Law Center.
Boston Neighborhood Network News interviews Andria Amador about Boston Public School’s use of Social Emotional Learning and creating safe environments for all students.