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Promises and pitfalls of positive behavioral interventions and supports: Importance of an equity-centered approach

Authors : Elisa Garcia , Kirby Chow , Jennifer Nakamura

Students who are Black, Latinx, and Native American are more likely than White students to be suspended or expelled – even when comparing consequences for the same infractions.

What to Say When Tragedy Strikes

Authors : Kirby Chow

Our team at SRI Education is deeply saddened and concerned about the wars, violence, and climate destruction sweeping the world. Adults and children may be grappling with feelings of fear, worry, anxiety, anger, and confusion in response to what they are seeing and hearing in the news and social media about displaced families and loss of life.

Effectiveness of Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Students Problem-Solving Skills

Authors : Carl Sumi , Jennifer Nakamura

(NASP 2022) This presentation described results from an effectiveness study of the Tools for (NASP 2022) Getting Along (TFGA) social problem-solving program. Findings show robust positive effects of TFGA on social–emotional and behavioral outcomes of Grade 4 students in geographically and demographically diverse areas.

Supporting Transgender Staff and Students

Authors : Patti Schank

The National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) compiled the following list of websites and free resources to help support transgender youth and adults.

Practice-Based Coaching on the Pyramid Model: “It builds you up and finds your strengths”

Authors : Maddie Cincebeaux , Erika Gaylor

SRI Education researchers are conducting an evaluation of the Pyramid Model, a three-tiered framework that supports early childhood education (ECE) teachers in preschool classrooms. The main goals of the Pyramid Model are to support ECE teachers as key figures in promoting the social-emotional skills and competence of children with and without disabilities so that all children can learn, develop, and grow in a positive and safe environment.

Missing the mark or moving the needle? Reflections on how to center equity in research

Authors : Elisa Garcia , Lauren Jackson

Issues of race are deeply ingrained in every facet of our history and society. As researchers, we strive to promote children’s development and opportunities to succeed both in and out of school, but our work is not immune from a legacy of racism.

Selecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health Needs

Authors : Editorial Team

This handout covers questions to consider when choosing school-based interventions Assess current needs Examine current efforts and resources Select interventions that fit your needs & context https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/appalachia/events/materials/04-8-20-Handout1_selecting-right-interventions-to-support-students-mental-health-needs.pdf

Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Authors : Editorial Team

Trauma can have a detrimental impact on students’ functioning in the school setting.1 Educators need tools to identify and support students who may have experienced or are currently experiencing traumatic stress. The front of this handout lists common trauma symptoms grouped into the following categories: physical, cognitive, social and emotional, language and communication, and learning. … Continue reading Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Virtual Summit Resources: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma

Authors : Editorial Team

In August 2021, the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) at SRI Education and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis hosted a 2-day Virtual Summit: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma. This summit was for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who support preK-12 educators and students experiencing trauma. Resources compiled for the summit are available online at this website: https://traumasupportforschools.org/.

What a long, strange trip it’s been

Authors : Editorial Team

Going back to the classroom this year will be tough. That’s why we’re focusing on bringing you resources to help with recovery from all sorts of trauma.