Join Brian O'Connor and Share My Lesson to discuss Changing Minds NOW, a national campaign to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire action to address children’s exposure to violence and childhood trauma, a hidden epidemic in America.
Now Available On Demand. Original Air Date: March 26, 2020.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reported in a 2015 study that nearly 60 percent of children surveyed were exposed to violence, crime, or abuse within that year, either directly (as victims) or indirectly (as witnesses) — many in their own homes. These traumatic events harm the development of a child’s brain and body.
Futures Without Violence has partnered with the DOJ to create a comprehensive suite of Changing Minds resources for educators working with school-aged children and youth.
In this workshop, we will feature several of the newest Changing Minds NOW tools that focus on supporting a diverse collection of adults in a school setting (e.g., teachers, counselors, administrators, and others) to address issues among their students related to trauma from exposure to violence. The session will highlight a creative infographic produced in collaboration with AFT along with a series of videos focused on 5 “everyday gestures” we can do to make a real difference in the classroom and beyond.
Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.
On Demand version is available in closed captioning in English and Spanish.