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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Tune in on Thursday, October 28th, as our founder, Christine Cowart joins Tracy DeTomasi from Good People Solutions in addressing the importance of trauma-informed care in domestic violence services. This free event will be hosted by Nashville-based You Have the Power, a community organization focused on empowering those victimized by crime through education, advocacy, and understanding.
Here in Vermont, it's already starting to turn cold. We've seen some deep frosts, and there's been snow on the tops of the mountains. With the arrival of cold weather, our thoughts turn to winter and indoor sports.
Now's the time to book a training event for your sports and recreation coaches!
On November 2nd, Christine will be presenting on trauma-informed care in sports and recreation instruction at the Southeastern Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance's Election Day Conference! She also conducts private events for organizations of all sizes, like her upcoming training for the volunteers of the Outdoors for All Foundation in Seattle, Washington. As her calendar is starting to fill up, you'll want to reserve your space today!
We also just got word that the Trauma Research Foundation has announced it's 2nd Annual Film Festival, and oh boy, does it look good! You'll want to clear your evenings the week of November 8th, because there's something for everyone. There are a few films that seem to speak to the carceral experience, and what leads to "bad" or criminal behavior, a few that address childhood, youth, and societal-induced traumas, and even a film about the healing power of paraplegic yoga. The festival is a fundraiser, with a very reasonable suggested donation, but there are limited spaces available, so you'll want to register soon!
In case you missed it, we announced our new class, Supporting Marginalized Students, which takes a detailed look into the experiences of children from several marginalized communities, and offer techniques designed to help students feel safe, empowered, and able to focus on their educational opportunities. The material covered in this class is very dear to our hearts, as we see representations of our loved ones in each group addressed, including:
Students with disabilities or special health needs;
Those who are English language learners or new Americans;
Students experiencing homelessness;
Youth who are members of the LGBQT+ community;
Children in foster care or who were adopted; and
Survivors of dating violence or human trafficking.
Join us for the inaugural class, and learn new strategies to connect with and support your students, starting on November 8th!
There's also a new session of Trauma-Informed Education, starting on November 6, 2021 and more!
Keep checking in, because we plan to unveil some new and exciting courses soon!