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Thriving Minds Update

In collaboration with Thriving Minds (a partnership with the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, BRYT, and the Massachusetts Mental Health Consortium), the Center is offering a new professional development series on “Trauma-Informed Practices for School Mental Health.” Over the course of five sessions, participants will learn to understand the causes of trauma and identify its symptoms, incorporate trauma-sensitive practices within and outside the classroom, establish systems to collect and use data on effective interventions, and build a trauma-sensitive school culture. All school- and district-based staff (and others with an interest in promoting healing) are welcome to join!

In addition to the professional development series, the Center’s partnership with Thriving Minds is working with school districts and partners to promote and support trauma-responsive and healing-centered practices. We are currently working with 11 schools and districts that serve more than 43,000 students in Massachusetts.