A Trusted Space is foundational training for educators on how to help mitigate the effects of the grief, trauma, anxiety and other emotional stressors that so many students, families, and even they themselves, are feeling as they walk – or video conference – into school. By learning about and understanding the complex issues and feelings that they and their students are coping with, teachers will be able to help redirect grief into growth by building a safe and trusted emotional space. This will ultimately create a better environment for learning and more resilient students.
The docu-training film includes experts in trauma-informed education weighing in to address the overwhelming anxiety and fear many have about being in school, whatever the setting.
"Urgency and Impact. (Far) too often, the gears of our education ecosystem grind away, unable to meet the challenges of the moment. In June, the team behind "A Trusted Space" was asked to come up with something that could be meaningful for teachers on the frontlines of this incredibly chaotic Fall semester. They responded in record time by creating a crucial film and toolkit to help synthesize the emotions, neuroscience and pedagogy needed for teachers to meet these challenging times."
- Alan Arkatov, Katzman/Ernst Education Innovation Chair, USC
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MS, PPS, FOUNDER OF ALL IT TAKES AND PRODUCER OF A TRUSTED SPACE
Lori Woodley worked as a school counselor for 25 years developing and delivering SEL through experiential learning, parenting support, and peer programs before she began producing SEL curriculum for the larger education and parent community. Lori now serves as CEO of All It Takes, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides SEL resources to educators while also globally training students, teachers, and parents in communication and relationship building.
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond
PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA'S STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Linda is one of the most respected education leaders in the nation and works to ‘foster equitable and empowering education for all children.’ She is President of California’s State Board of Education, founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, and Professor of Education Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is the author or editor of more than 25 books and more than 500 articles on education policy and practice.
USC'S ROSSIER SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Alan is the Founding Director of Center EDGE (Engagement Driven Global Education) and the Katzman Chair for Innovation at the USC Rossier School of Education. He was part of the founding team and EVP for 2U, Founder and Chairman of OnlineLearning.net, and served on the Board of Education and as Chair of Postsecondary Education for California.
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Mary Helen is a Professor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education, a Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program Faculty at the University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education (CANDLE).
Dr. Pedro A. Noguera
DEAN OF EDUCATION, USC
Pedro is a prominent sociologist and one of the nation’s top experts in education issues and social inequality. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF HEALTH EQUITY STRATEGY AT MEADOWS MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE
Marcy is the Senior Director of Health Equity Strategy for The Hackett Center for Mental Health. Before joining the Institute, Ms. Melvin had over 18 years of experience in developing and implementing mental health programs, systems, and procedures in primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational settings. She is a child, adolescent, and family-trained Licensed Professional Counselor.
Pamela Cantor, M.D.
FOUNDER AND SENIOR SCIENCE ADVISOR OF TURNAROUND FOR CHILDREN
Pamela Cantor, M.D. practiced child and adolescent psychiatry for nearly two decades, specializing in trauma. She founded Turnaround for Children in 2002 after co-authoring a study on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on NYC schoolchildren.