Posts Tagged ‘Trauma-Informed Care’

The Importance of Prevention: A Look at National Runaway Safeline and the Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum

January 10, 2017

By Lindsey Kahney, Prevention Specialist, National Runaway Safeline The issue of runaway, homeless, and “throwaway” youth impacts every community and school in the country. We know adolescence is a difficult time. While all youth experience a certain degree of stress in their daily lives, imagine the added stress of...

Hope and Healing Amid a Summer of Turmoil: A Conversation with Dr. Shawn Ginwright

August 17, 2016

By Kyle Taylor, Communications Manager, School-Based Health Alliance Violent events throughout this summer have exposed many young people to trauma either firsthand or vicariously through media coverage. We recently caught up with Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education and opening plenary speaker at our...

Resources to Help Students Cope with Trauma

August 4, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance A turbulent summer of violence and injustice has ushered in the 2016 back-to-school season. Much of what children and adolescents are experiencing via the media—and in their own communities—is potentially traumatic, and, left unaddressed, could have serious consequences to their wellbeing. More...

Closing Plenary: Resilience in Action

June 27, 2016

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg—a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine—closed the 2016 convention with an energizing presentation on resilience, trauma-informed care, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). He hammered home an important message...

Opening Plenary: Radically Healing Schools and Communities

June 27, 2016

There’s always a sense of possibility, despite what our conditions are or what we have done. That was the message that Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education, delivered to our attendees during the opening plenary of the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention. Hope...

SBHC Story: Trauma-Informed Care in Connecticut

November 16, 2015

This story comes from a submission to our #BacktoSchool contest in August. We’ll post similar stories over the next several months. Connecticut has made tremendous strides in the last several years to provide trauma-informed mental health care in its school-based health centers, (SBHCs) especially after the Sandy Hook tragedy....

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences: How SBHCs Can Turn Trauma Around

June 22, 2015

The 2015 National School-Based Health Care Convention started off with an inspiring discussion about how trauma-informed care can change lives—and how school-based health centers (SBHCs) can lead that change. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) plague children and adolescents throughout the country and can lead to negative, long-term consequences for their academic...

Trauma-Informed Schools: Sanctuaries for Resilience amidst Chronic Toxicity

April 30, 2015

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance A fledgling movement is growing in communities across the country to tackle the negative effects of unremitting stress and trauma before they take hold in children and adolescents. And schools are ground zero for bold experimentation. Galvanized by compelling—and alarming—data from the...