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5 Mindfulness Techniques to Teach Families of Young Children

Research shows that mindful parenting can significantly improve the quality of caregiver-child interactions and lead to better outcomes for young children and families. Try encouraging mindfulness for families your program by showing them the techniques outlined in this tip sheet, adapted from Early Social-Emotional Development. Read More

How Trauma Affects a Student’s Psyche: What Educators Need to Know and Do

If we conceptualize trauma as an "emotional heart attack," what would that lead us to do as education professionals? What would we choose NOT to do? Discover the answers in this presentation by Dyane Lewis Carrere, M.Ed., author of The Re-Set Process, a trauma-informed, neuroscience-based approach to improving behavioral success in children from Grades K–8. This engaging session will explore the ways in which trauma affects children’s psyches: how they feel about themselves and how they relate to others and their world. Carrere will also connect those understandings with practical strategies that attendees can implement in their classrooms and schools. Read More