The impact of trauma goes far beyond a group of “troubled” children. It shapes our families, our schools and our communities.
THERE IS HOPE.
CONNECTED KIDS IS ENABLING HOPE THROUGH OUR MISSION OF BUILDING A TRAUMA-RESPONSIVE COMMUNITY
Connected Kids believes that every child needs and deserves connection. It is essential to overcoming trauma and becoming courageous, purposeful, self-directed and independent.
And it is possible!
With the right tools and support, we can build healing connections with children who have been through even the darkest of circumstances.
“Thank you to Dr. Sorrels for her Trauma-Informed Care training sessions for our Early Childhood Educators. I feel lucky to have been able to send my Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teams to the various sessions.
“A Deeper Look at Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Students Who Have Experience Trauma,” and “Using Bibliotherapy,” offered research-based and immediately applicable strategies that we will be applying across our school this year. Dr. Sorrels again proved to be a national expert on this vital topic, and I am so grateful we have had access to her insight.
I truly believe that effectively and appropriately addressing the needs of our students who have experienced trauma is the only way that we will be able to see the gains in achievement that we are striving for. I am hopeful that we can continue to partner in the future to offer additional trainings to an even broader range of ACPS staff members.”
Seth Kennard, Principal
Charles Barrett Elementary School