How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime Childhood trauma isn't something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains the effect that abuse, neglect and other factors can have on the development of the brain and the profound impact this has on adult-onset disease.
Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients?
We are long overdue for a national awareness campaign - similar to public health initiatives on how seat belts save lives, smoking causes cancer, and hand washing prevents flu - to educate physicians and families on how childhood trauma begets adult illness.
Resilience practices overcome students’ ACEs in trauma-informed high school, say the data
A school tried a new approach to discipline - after four years, suspensions dropped 90%, there were no expulsions, and kids' grades, test scores and graduation rates surged.
Social & Emotional Learning Resources
5 Keys to Social and Emotional Success - Edutopia Video
Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) programs can help schools engage their students and improve achievement. Explore the classroom practices that make up the best and most effective SEL programs.
CASEL - Financial Sustainability
This is a toolkit on financial sustainability for SEL for school districts.
Truth and Reconciliation Initiative | Cross-cultural effort in the Bemidji area to promote truth-seeking, healing and change with an initial focus on increasing understanding and building relationships among indigenous and non-indigenous communities.
"Just Breathe" Video by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)This is a beautiful video narrated by children discussing how breathing calms their brains and bodies, shared by Mindful Schools organization.
The Still, Quiet Place - Silent Retreat
The Still, Quiet Place is a simple cabin designed for use by one person. It is located in a Northern MN field with a beautiful view and trails to walk. The space is simple, has an abundance of natural light and is designed for a year-round use. Learn More!
MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
If you have been thinking about starting a meditation practice, or want to explore how mindfulness can enhance your life at home at work and at play, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction may be just what you need to help get started. Use the link above to see the course offerings.