How Educators Can Support Students Before & After an ICE Raid

By William Foley, Jr., CEI Intern and Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support After the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in Mississippi, children left school to find their homes empty. With their parents gone, many relied on the kindness of strangers or relatives. While the events in Mississippi made headlines
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Parents and Compassion: A Webinar on the Role of Schools in Healing Family Trauma

By Lauren Kiesel, CEI Intern  “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”– Theodore Roosevelt As Suzan Mullane has seen firsthand in her work with West Virginia schools amidst the opioid crisis, family trauma isn’t simply left at the door when students enter the classroom. When addiction leads to an incarcerated parent or teens becoming the
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Poverty & Brain Development: Why Early Intervention is Imperative

By Vien Nguyen, CEI Intern, and Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support Today the nurture vs. nature debate has largely been resolved – experts agree that both are interrelated in a complex dance that shapes our behavior (Hackman & Farah, 2009). In the past few years, researchers have been especially interested in
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Featured Fellow: Lisa Parker

By Vien Nguyen, CEI Intern This August, the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) is celebrating its first Featured Fellow! We’d like to introduce Lisa Parker, who inspires students every day as a high school social worker in Rhode Island. Earlier this year, Lisa presented at a very successful Mental Health Summit hosted by the National Education
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Educating Teachers about Neurobiology and Executive Functioning in the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative

By Vien Nguyen, CEI Intern As a part of the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative, Dr. Hilary Hodgdon, Director of Research Operations at the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute, presented a webinar on neurobiology and executive functioning (EF). EF is the key set of skills children need to adapt from one environment to another and to
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Kicking Off a Year of Growing Together in the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation and Research Support, and Haley Sirota, CEI Intern On April 29th, the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) had its kick-off event, which highlighted the complexities behind the effects of trauma on child development and learning. Presenters who have worked with the Center for Educational Improvement to deliver high quality
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Bringing Trauma Responsive Practices to School Leaders: CEI Partners with Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network

By Christine Condo, CEI Intern & Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support One in five American adults experiences mental illness in his/her lifetime; 1 in 25 live each day with a serious mental illness (NAMI, n.d.). No one would walk through life with a constant ache in his/her foot, yet millions of
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Trauma-Centered Care at the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

By Kristen Hayes, CEI Intern, and Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support The New England area has some of the most innovative medical schools, mental health programs, and research universities in the country. In addition to the urban centers where research, education, and health care are thriving, there are large rural areas
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