The CRSS Resources

Stay Trauma-Informed

The Truth About ACES 

"Traumatic childhood events such as abuse, neglect, and witnessing experiences like crime, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse can result in long-term negative effects on learning, behavior and health. Often referred to as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), these types of events create dangerous levels of stress that can derail healthy brain development, and increase risk for smoking, alcoholism, depression, heart disease, and dozens of other illnesses and unhealthy behaviors throughout life." (RWJF)

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July 27, 2020

Restorative Circles: Creating a Safe Environment for Students to Reflect

Restorative Circle can be used as an alternative to punitive punishment such as detention, suspensions and expulsions. Watch this video from Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School where they have daily meeting to provide space for students to reflect on their behavior and find positive ways to resolve conflicts.

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July 27, 2020

How Restorative HR Makes Workplaces More Inclusive And Equitable

"Restorative HR is a strategic approach for improving workplace culture and worker well-being. Traditionally, HR has focused on compliance with laws and regulations; management and organizational design; and the workplace environment. Like our mental and physical health systems, HR teams have most often intervened in the case of issues that arise, when someone is harmed in some way. Luckily, this is changing, and company  and boards are valuing the proactive investments they can make in their employees’ well-being, learning, development, and effective collaboration."

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July 27, 2020