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A Trusted Space Documentary
A Trusted Space: Redirecting Grief to Growth is a ground-breaking documentary and curriculum, created during the height of the pandemic to support our first responders in education. Based on research and neuroscience, the film shares how trusted relationships are the most immediate and potent antidote to the damaging effects of stress and trauma that so many students, families, and teachers - all of us - are navigating.
The film includes experts in trauma-informed education, equity and innovation in education, such as Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond and Dr. Pedro Noguera, weighing in to address the importance of building trusted relationships and share more about hope and the opportunity we have ahead of us.
A Trusted Space Curriculum
A research-based and endorsed SEL curriculum that is easy to implement and relies on developing relationships experientially rather than using a worksheet.
The curriculum reaches its audience through educators implementation and understanding of:
The Science and Impact of Trauma
Self Care for educators
5-Adult SEL Muscles that will make your work and relationships with youth easier and more meaningful while preserving your emotional strength and bandwidth
Building Trusted Spaces in Five Days Lessons
NCA is an SEL based framework and is a powerful tool positively impacting growth in the following areas:
Management and healing from emotional stressors
Attachment to school and learning
Purposeful inclusion of others
Greater patience and empathy
Growth in resiliency and self-efficacy
Reduced discipline concerns including: classroom disruptions, office referrals and suspensions.
Mini Professional Development
20 MINUTE PLUG&PLAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR YOUR NEXT STAFF MEETING.
Designed for and attached to the end of the film, this mini-PD will give staff, regardless of their role, an opportunity to develop their SEL Muscles so they are better equipped to work with students regardless of the emotional stressors they present with.
The 5 Muscles are designed to be learned, practiced, and built upon, creating the space for relationships to grow between staff/staff, staff/students, and in turn between students.
How this Program Helps Educators Positively Impact Youth
Building Trusted Relationships serves the entire school ecosystem, by developing base skills that include self-efficacy, proactive communication, confidence, resiliency, compassion, empathy, self-esteem and thoughtful - independent decision making.
Coming off unprecedented years, our education system has been shaken like never before. Finding our way as educators has become both emotionally and strategically challenging as the grief, trauma and other emotional stressors continue to impact both our staff and the students they serve.
Research unanimously cites that trust is the antidote to these stressors and also the catalyst for developing resilience, efficacy, responsibility, compassion, empathy, and positive decision making skills to name a few. Educators have rarely had the training and experience to navigate such emotional times with their students and are often expected to just do it, and do it well.
ATS supports positive relationship building and student efficacy in various settings including classroom, playground, individual, group, and positive redirection and class management. This training will assist in the implementation of techniques that will build positive adult – student and student – student relationships resulting in atmospheres where all students and those who serve them can heal from elevated emotional stressors and embrace SEL skills to engage in learning.