Trauma-Informed Care

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

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 2016 convention, to discuss how school-based …

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Resources to Help Students Cope with Trauma

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 and more, the public health world …

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Closing Plenary: Resilience in Action

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 for all health care providers: that …

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Opening Plenary: Radically Healing Schools and Communities

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 and healing are always possible, Shawn …

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Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences: How SBHCs Can Turn Trauma Around

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 success and medical wellbeing. New—and startling—data …

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