This documentary examines how an alternative high school in a rural community works with youth struggling with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The film explores what it means to be a trauma-informed school. We won’t have time for a panel discussion, but Ginny Strand will provide a brief introduction to the topic of trauma-informed systems and strategies before the movie. The film screening is open to everyone, so please share widely.
Also, there will be a brief introduction of the new UNC Child Maltreatment Research & Practice Network. This is a student-led group to bring together researchers and practitioners at all levels interested in child maltreatment. This group will meet regularly to discuss the latest research in our field and what it means for practice. All are welcome. The first meeting will follow-up on the film with a discussion of research on trauma-informed practice. The attached handout has more information about this group.