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Thriving Minds: Trauma-Responsive Practices Learning Cohort

About the Project

Many children began school this year having experienced significant trauma from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools must respond to this need by providing thoughtful, effective trauma-responsive supports. This is a critical element in building a comprehensive school mental health system that promotes student wellbeing in meaningful, consistent ways. To provide guidance and support for schools and districts to build comprehensive school mental health systems that address the holistic needs of their students, the Massachusetts School Mental Health Consortium, bryt, and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy have come together to lead the Thriving Minds initiative. 

In partnership with the Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma, Thriving Minds is now accepting applications from district and school staff interested in participating in a Learning Cohort on Trauma-Responsive Practices for School Mental Health. Members of the Learning Cohort will deepen their own understanding of trauma-responsive practices by participating in a series of PD sessions and discussions with other members of the cohort. They will have the chance to meet regularly with experts on trauma and school mental health, share their experiences in order to gain new insights, and hear from peers about lessons learned in their schools and districts.

Please contact Amanda Chung, Associate at the Rennie Center, if you have any questions.
 

Application due Friday, November 18th at 5 pm. 

The Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma (funded by the state through the Office of Child Advocacy) supports child-serving professionals and organizations in becoming trauma-informed and responsive with resources, tools, training, and technical assistance.

Thriving Minds–a collaboration between bryt, the Massachusetts School Mental Health Consortium, and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy–aims to help educators build comprehensive school mental health systems.