Great videos are everywhere this month!
Thanks to Terry Marchyok in RSD for her forward of
, a video put out by the Atlanta Speech School. It is a stark
before and after
contrast of what it looks like for all sorts of school staff to provide a safe and supportive school environment.
Laura Eccles, with Multnomah County School Based Mental Health, brought to my attention
which was recently released by the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services and Interventions at Northwestern University. "
The film illustrates the impact of complex trauma and the potential for misdiagnosis across various service systems." The website that accompanies this short film is full of great training resources.
Finally, my favorite essay from the past several months, comes from Berkeley's Greater Good Center:
How to Change the Story about Students of Color
. The article is a warning about the role that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives can have in the propagation of a 'failure narrative' about students of color. The author Dena Simmons lays out the specifics of commitments that educators can make to transform the common stories that are told about students of color into those of survivorship.