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Trauma to Prison Pipeline, Training for Trainers

November 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The vast majority of youth referred from school to law enforcement and into the juvenile justice system are survivors of trauma. The justice system typically fails to address, and often deepens, trauma. This 6-hour training will cover the connections between toxic stress and behavior issues in school, how trauma connects with system-involved youth, how and why restorative justice differs from traditional discipline, and simple tips for responding to students in trauma-informed ways.

Participants will be given a brief “training in a box” to take back to deliver to your local schools and task forces to start conversations about simple steps that schools can take to significantly reduce the number of youth referred to law enforcement by responding to students in more trauma-informed ways.

Intended audience: Preventionists, youth advocates, teachers, community organizers working on disrupting trauma-to-prison pipeline, and anyone working within their local schools on building healthy relationships and improving school climate.

Lunch is provided.

Cost: $60 for Basic and Non Members of the Action Alliance, $35 for SDVA Members, $40 for Affiliate, Professional, and Lifetime Members (Please put in member discount code at check out.)


November 15, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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1413 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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