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 that solution.
How can you help?
Bridging to Resilience
April 21 -22, 2020
Overland Park, Kansas
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 last spring in Overland Park, Kansas 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 21 – 22, 2020. Check in at the Bridging to Resilience website for registration, session, and lodging details.
Equipping Resilience Coaches for Trauma-Responsive Success
July 6 – 9, 2020
To create a truly effective culture, schools, organizations, & communities require a Resilience Coach leading on-going implementation of trauma-responsive best practices.
Join us in a four 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.
Led by Tamara Konrade, Jim Sporleder, and Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz, this four day professional learning experience is designed to train members of your staff to become effective Resilience Coaches. Each bring a unique perspective that will create the mind and heart shifts necessary to lead and empower students, families, and staff.