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A Trusted Space®: Meeting The Moment

“A Trusted Space®: Meeting the Moment” is a docu-training series comprised of 6 films for educators and students, along with materials designed to support California's education system in its ongoing recovery from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Building upon the award-winning film, “A Trusted Space®: Redirecting Grief to Growth,” “Meeting the Moment'' expands upon the urgent need for California's schools to create trusted, healthy spaces for all students. It brings together diverse voices from the frontlines of education to take a deeper look at the social, emotional, mental and academic challenges that persist in a pandemic recovery environment.

Through a comprehensive examination of scientific research and expert insights, the series offers free and practical, no-prep-time strategies to support educators in addressing these pressing issues.

Meeting the Moment Episodes

Episode 1
Meeting The Moment

A Blueprint For Hope

Dive into “A Trusted Space®: Meeting The Moment” as we tackle the current state of education in the wake of a global pandemic. Hear firsthand from educators, students, and administrators about the challenges they face and their aspirations for a redefined “normal”. This inaugural episode underscores the importance of genuine human connection in the classroom and the urgent need for change. With candid discussions and insights, we explore practical solutions and the potential for a more effective and inclusive educational system. Join the conversation and witness the determination of the education community to adapt and thrive. This series was made possible by CalHOPE Schools and the California Department of Health Care Services.

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Episode 2
Beyond Worksheets

Amplifying Student Voice

Step into the next episode of Meeting The Moment, made to spark conversations with your students. In this episode, we confront the unspoken struggles of young minds grappling with unprecedented challenges—ranging from pandemic-induced isolation to the constant fear of school violence. 

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Episode 3
Decoding Behavior

The Intersection of Neuroscience & Behavior

Get ready for "Decoding Behavior," the latest installment in the Trusted Space series. This urgent and impactful docu-training film for educators explores the intricate connection behavior has to developmental science, offering an essential lens through which educators can decode escalating behaviors and declining academic focus.

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Episode 4
Navigating Storms

Mental Health & Resilience

Coming Soon.

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Episode 5
The Power of Community

Embracing The Village

Coming Soon.

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Episode 6
Standing Together

A New Era In Education

Coming Soon.

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

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Notice. Choose. Act.

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

  • Improved communication

  • Improved teamwork

  • Purposeful inclusion of others

  • Increased confidence

  • Greater patience and empathy

  • Growth in resiliency and self-efficacy

  • Reduced discipline concerns including: classroom disruptions, office referrals and suspensions.

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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. 

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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.

Experts featured in this program

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Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA'S STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

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Alan Arkatov

USC'S ROSSIER SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Portrait of Dr. Pedro A. Noguera

Dr. Pedro A. Noguera

DEAN OF EDUCATION, USC

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Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE

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Lori Woodley

MS, PPS, FOUNDER OF ALL IT TAKES AND PRODUCER OF A TRUSTED SPACE

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Marcellina Melvin

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF HEALTH EQUITY STRATEGY AT MEADOWS MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE

Portrait of Pamela Cantor, M.D.

Pamela Cantor, M.D.

FOUNDER AND SENIOR SCIENCE ADVISOR OF TURNAROUND FOR CHILDREN

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