Johnson High School

Trauma Informed Newsletter--February 2016 Edition

IMPORTANT: Remember to Take Care of YOURSELF!!

As we are well into the school year, do not forget your self-care! Taking care of yourself is SO important, as if you are not taking proper care of yourself, it is extremely difficult to care for others. What are your coping tools?? Find a link that shares multiple coping tool suggestions for you, your family, colleagues/friends, and/or students! Also, do not forget about our Employee Assistant Program, Sand Creek (link also provided below)!

Sand Creek--Employee Assistance Program

Sand Creek is your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). It offers free, confidential assessment - up to 4 sessions per year, short-term counseling, referral, and follow up. Professional counselors are experienced in helping people identify and find solutions to personal issues such as:


Relationships
Financial Concerns
Parent/Child Issues
Depression
Substance Abuse
Job Stress
Gambling
Childcare or Eldercare
Loss and Grief
Other Life Concerns


Using EAP is completely confidential, provided at no cost to you, and available to both you and your household family members. When you need help with personal concerns, Sand Creek EAP is the place to turn.

PD FRIDAY TRAUMA TRAINING

Friday, Feb. 5th, 1-3pm

Principal's Conference Room

The date has changed for this month's PD Friday Training (previously on the 12th). Join your Social Work Team THIS FRIDAY to learn about different interventions to use in the classroom and to partake in valuable discussions about Trauma Informed Care in the school! See you there!
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Take this short, 10 question quiz to see what your Cultural Competency is!

Addressing the Challenges of Multicultural Instruction

This article from May 2010 gives some great insight regarding the importance of integrating various cultural dimensions into classroom learning.

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ENJOY READING??? Check out these great books that educate about trauma!

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation by Stephen Porges

Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential – and Endangered by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz
Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg