Public Health in Public Schools

  • 01 Nov 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. NE, Mpls, MN 55413

ALIVE program coming 

to the Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS – East Side Neighborhood Services and Greater Twin Cities United Way present a day of innovative practices, critical conversation and evidence-based presentations, Friday, November 1st, from 9am-3pm:

Implementing Trauma-Informed, Prevention-Oriented Public Health Programs in the Public Schools and Out-of-School Time

Principles and methods of ALIVE (Animating Learning By Integrating and Validating Experience), an innovative program aimed at identifying, addressing, and reducing the effects of toxic stress and maltreatment on public school students, from Kindergarten through High School. Outcome data and videos of programming will be presented.

ALIVE provides social and emotional support services to students who face challenges in their personal lives that affect their behavior and progress in the classroom. In the ALIVE classroom, students are invited to make meaningful connections between their lives and their schoolwork. Through co-teaching and the use of art, drama, music and poetry, students express themselves and gain a stronger sense of self-worth and belonging.

ALIVE, designed and operated by the Foundation for the Arts and Trauma -- the nonprofit arm of the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven, also uses project-based learning to introduce students to themes of community, identity, society, justice, territory and borders, and communication skills. The program also conducts professional development classes for teachers and school staff members.

Keynote speakers will include David R. Johnson, Ph.D. and Kimberly Jewers-Dailley, MA. Dr. Johnson is Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, and also Co-Director of the Post Traumatic Stress Center, in New Haven, CT.  Jewers-Dailley is the Director of School-Based Programs at the Post Traumatic Stress Center.  Seven local panelists will also share cutting edge approaches, best practices and successful initiatives taking place in the Twin Cities.

RSVP to: Jazmin Danielson



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