This session was originally held on September 6, 2019.
Schools are increasingly struggling with how to address students that display behavioral, mental health, and/or substances misuse issues. Building on the keynote she delivered in April, Emily Daniels will guide participants in understanding the trauma-informed care movement in that is happening in schools, why it especially applies to pregnant and teen parents, and how it can help to engage these learners.
Emily Read Daniels received outstanding feedback after our conference in April and she happily agreed to continue this journey with us toward understanding and implementing trauma-informed practices in our work. As you may recall from her bio, Emily’s career began with a strong desire to “make a difference in the world.” Hired at twenty three as an executive director of a start-up afterschool program for inner city children in Wilmington, DE, she witnessed the complex intersection of race, poverty, neighborhood violence and personal trauma. That experience committed her to making a difference for those underserved, invisible, or misunderstood. ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and childhood trauma can have a profound impact on the developing brain and body. Unmitigated ACEs and trauma are significant contributors to mental and physical illness as well as substance misuse. Moreover, they shape human behavior. In this webinar, participants will gain a foundational understanding of landmark ACEs study, the corroborating neuroscience and The PolyVagal Theory of human behavior.