More than 50 Connecticut teachers, together with CEA leaders and staff, provided compelling testimony in support of strengthening a bill on social-emotional learning.
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Toxic stress in childhood can lead to all sorts of negative outcomes later in life. Abuse, neglect, witnessing violent events, prolonged hunger, and more can wreak havoc on children’s developing brains, putting them at an increased risk for many types of disease, as well as homelessness, addiction, and incarceration
Teachers today are seeing more violent outbursts, withdrawn behaviors, and other possible symptoms of exposure to toxic stress—and they want to know what they can do to help.
CEA has purchased copies of the movie Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope so that local associations can learn more about the effects of toxic stress on children as well as ways to protect children from those devastating effects. CEA trainers are available to facilitate discussions following the movie so that members can have open and honest discussions about the sometimes troubling content of the film.
After a recent screening for all educators during a PD day in Bloomfield, teachers gathered in school-based groups to discuss their reactions and ideas for how to help students.
“This is my second time seeing the film,” Bloomfield Education Association President Susan Sumberg told her Laurel Elementary School colleagues. “The first time I watched it the correlation between toxic childhood stress and heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments really surprised me.” Read more
Join us on March 5 and share with Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona what you are experiencing regarding student trauma and disruptive student behaviors in your school. Attend CEA’s forum with the commissioner where you can speak out and support your colleagues.
We need to ensure that students in crisis get the help they need and classrooms are safe learning environments. Topics to be discussed include disruptive behavior, staff ratios, class size, caseload limits, kindergarten start age, excessive testing, and more.
We hope you will join us for this important event and speak out or attend to support your colleagues.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
Buffet dinner begins at 4:00 p.m.
Forum 5:30-7 p.m.