News and Update May 2, 2016

Good news!!  Rep. Ruth Balser’s budget amendment to restore the critical funding needed to continue implementation of the Safe and …

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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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Harvard Law School Bulletin

TLPI was featured as the Cover Story in the Harvard Law Bulletin’s Fall 2014 Issue. The article discusses TLPI’s origins and work on Trauma-Sensitive Schools.

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Post-Secondary Education, Trauma, and Ferguson

Professor Jeanie Tietjen, founder of the Center for Trauma & Learning in Post-Secondary Education (CTLPSE) at MassBay Community College, discusses an article by Janell Ross in the National Journal titled Does Exposure to Violence and Trauma Impact Students’ Education Prospects? The article looks at the effects of violence and trauma on students , in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Governor Patrick Signs Safe and Supportive Schools into Law

Gov. Deval Patrick

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made history today as he signed the Safe and Supportive Schools provisions into law. With the enactment of these provisions, Massachusetts becomes a national leader in supporting schools and districts to create the whole-school safe and supportive environments that can serve as the foundation for all students to learn and succeed.

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Remember, They’re Only 4 Years Old

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On March 31, 2014, the New York Times published the following Letter to the Editor by Susan Cole and Harrison Polans, responding to an editorial about students being suspended and expelled from schools and highlighting Massachusetts legislation that could serve as a model for the country.

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