The PSC is driven to provide professional development and training to those educators who seek a change in their school climate. The PSC partners with school climate experts and other agencies to bring specialized trainings and development opportunities to our SWCOS operated community schools. We have recently expanded access to our trainings to other Baltimore city schools and counties in Maryland.
2016-2017 Sampling of Recent Trainings & Development Opportunities:
Addressing Health & Educational Disparities Together: The Role of Trauma-Informed Schools
· Collaboration with The Rales Center for the Integration of health and Education at John Hopkins University
· Explain how health & educational disparities are linked in childhood and across the life course
· Describe two or more ways exposure to adversity and trauma shapes health and learning in school aged children and adolescents
· Explain how a trauma-informed approach in the school setting could help reduce health and educational disparities
· Identify two or more attributes of a trauma informed school
The Virtues Project
· Use language to build trust and increase hope, engagement, and well-being.
· Recognize teachable moments to develop an individual’s inherent strength and abilities and authentic self-esteem.
· Utilize virtues based boundaries and restorative justice to promote self-discipline, personal responsibility, and integrity.
· Listen with compassionate curiosity to empower others to find clarity and create their own solutions.
· Increase joy, meaning and purpose through the arts, service learning and by creating a culture of mutual respect and appreciation.
School Leaders: How to approach parents and community members with a trauma-focused approach as a principal or other school leader?
· An increase in violent crime in communities, weekly climate, attendance and suspension data, school climate surveys, qualitative data from parents, students and community partners, needs assessment results from Community Schools and SIG reports all indicate that school leaders and teams would benefit from more training on the topic. Schools are challenged when they attempt to engage/involve families in our hardest to reach communities - lack of trust and the impact of trauma is a huge barrier to supporting academic success and authentic engagement with families.
· Learn key principles of a trauma informed approach to Family & Community Engagement and how to build trusting and collaborative partnerships with parent and families to strengthen family resilience through evidenced based practices.
Social Emotional Character Development Workshop
· Need more info here– add action plan follow up workshop
Conflict De-escalation & Management Training for Baltimore City School Resource Officers/Police and School Adminstration
· A bridge of communication between school admin and officers will be established. Participants will talk through their current understanding of their school’s climate and expectations.
· Participants will collaborate to understand youth and causes of behaviors
· Review & Learn De-escalation techniques and prevention through relationship building