We know the impacts of trauma. Now what can schools and communities do about it?

Over the past two decades, a growing body of epidemiological research has shown us just how common experiences of trauma and adversity in childhood are, as well as the staggering impact they can have on lifelong health and well-being. With evidence of these impacts now well-established, we often ask, “But what can we do about it?” Best Starts for Kids hopes to be part of the answer to that question.

Now accepting applications for Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices – Due April 9

Updated March 23: Please note that the addendum providing written answers to questions posed in the webinar, information session, and/or via email is available here. The request for proposals to fund trauma-informed and restorative practices (TIRP) in the school environment is now available here. Best Starts for Kids’ trauma-informed and restorative practices work is grounded in…

Applications Open for Trauma-Informed Schools and Restorative Practices in the School Environment – Due June 26

Looking for the addendum with answers to questions about this funding opportunity? Find it here. Last week, we highlighted school staff working to bring brain science and trauma-informed practices to their schools, posing the question, “If you could re-invent school, what would you do?” The Request for Proposals to support a range of existing and new…

If you could re-invent school, what would you do?

“If you could re-invent school, what would you do?” That’s the question staff ask students at Seattle Public Schools’ Interagency Academy. The answer is surprising in its simplicity. “Almost to a person,” says Marcus Harden, a Student Family Advocate at Interagency, “students say they would make school a place where everybody knows you and everybody…