Poverty and Trauma-Informed Education
Brain research is telling us that students 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 must involve 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 the solution.
How can you help?
Equipping Resilience Coaches for Trauma-Responsive Success
July 11 – 13, 2018
To create a truly effective culture, schools, organizations, & communities require a Resilience Coach leading on-going implementation of trauma-responsive best practices.
Join James Moffett, Tamara Konrade, Jim Sporleder, and Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz in a three day professional learning experience designed to train members of your staff to become effective Resilience Coaches able to create an effective school culture. Participants will leave equipped with the skills needed to lead practices designed to improve academic, organizational, and community outcomes.
Moving the Needle poverty conference
How can we change the future for our toughest kids?
The Moving the Needle two-day conference on October 8 & 9, 2018 focuses on and ties together five key issues:
How we talk about the challenges many of our students and families face every day makes a difference. We can move the needle on pOVERty. Students and families can truly declare pOVERty to be OVER in their story. But . . . our communities, schools, public and mental health organizations must come to the table with people who are experiencing poverty. Together we can change the conversation from pOVERty alleviation to pOVERty resolution.
Get registration, lodging, and session details for the next pOVERty awareness event on October 8 & 9, 2018 at the the Moving the Needle website.
Save the date: Bridging to Resilience returns April 2019
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-profits, parents, and students came together in Overland Park, Kansas on April 23 – 24, 2018 to share strategies and resources during the two day Bridging to Resilience conference. We learned with and from classroom teachers, administrators, students and parents, non-profit organizations, and caregivers from across the state and the country to address the solutions of both poverty and trauma in schools and neighborhoods.
And we’re excited to do again! We’re already making plans for April 2019. Check back next fall at the Bridging to Resilience website for registration, session, and lodging details.
Contact one of our consultants to schedule a customized learning opportunity: