Changing Minds NOW is 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.
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.*
*You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development recertification credit for participation in this webinar if you complete all the poll questions, survey, and actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate that verifies you completed the webinar. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the PD recertification credit is accepted.
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