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Share with Legislators Why We Need a Comprehensive Approach to Address Student Trauma

The Education Committee has an important hearing scheduled for Monday, and we need you to share your stories!

Monday’s public hearing will include testimony on legislation related to social and emotional learning in our schools in the form of HB 5378.

While the Education Committee’s proposal contains important pieces, it is not enough. What is truly necessary is a comprehensive approach to address student trauma and promote social emotional learning.

CLICK HERE to submit testimony on this important initiative.

A comprehensive approach would include addressing the underlying causes of disruptive student behavior such as:

  • Establishing school protocols so that disruptive students can get the help they need
  • Changing the kindergarten start age
  • Ensuring that staff ratios for social workers, school counselors, and school psychologists meet national standards
  • Addressing over testing
  • And more…

Please share your stories so that the state legislature will adopt the proposals in our initiative and take the necessary steps to solve these problems.

The Education Committee hearing will begin at 1 p.m. and is likely to last into the evening. If you are available to come to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford after school to testify in person please contact Kim Bertolini.

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