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Poverty and Trauma-Informed Education

The brain research is clear. Growing up in poverty or experiencing trauma will significantly affect a child’s behavior and academic performance, impacting their mindset for change and success.

A systemic approach for change involves a broad understanding of the myths and realities of poverty and trauma. This approach must include students, families, and community members in a long term solution.

We’re committed to finding ways to be part of that solution.

How can you help?

  • Contact Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz to fInd out how you can schedule our interactive Poverty Simulation for educators and community members.
  • Browse a list of upcoming learning opportunities.
  • Attend one of our conferences or seminars


Bridging to Resilience

November 11 – 13, 2020
Virtual Conference

Trauma is universal. It knows no socioeconomic boundaries, no race, and no geography. Poverty continues to overwhelm our families, our communities, and our institutions. But using the resilience-building framework allows us to heal trauma and solve poverty.

Over 400 educators, non-profit organizations, parents, and students came together in 2019 to share strategies and resources during our first Bridging to Resilience conference. 

And we’re excited to do again! We’re already making plans for our November 11-13, 2020 virtually delivered conference.

Get all the registration and sessions details at the Bridging to Resilience website.


‚ÄčContact one of our consultants to schedule a customized learning opportunity:

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz
Kevin Honeycutt
Ginger Lewman
Katie Perez
Carmen Zeisler