Community and Trauma-Informed Processes Highlighted by ACEs Connection
CAFRU’s trauma-informed professional development model, CLEAR, and CAFRU’s Assistant Director, Natalie Turner, PhD., have been highlighted in recent articles published in ACEs Connection.
CLEAR Schools Highlighted in the Juneau Empire
The CAFRU-developed Collaborative Learning for Education Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR) model was featured in the Juneau Empire. The CLEAR model partners with education systems to create and sustain trauma–informed models of practice through staff development, consultation, and support. CAFRU Assistant Director Dr. Natalie Turner and CAFRU Project Associate Jen Moore are working to implement CLEAR in three participating Juneau schools. Read the full Juneau Empire article here (.pdf)
What a Shared Trauma Meant for my School: School Principal Tracey Franke from Darrington, WA, discusses shared trauma and CLEAR in recent Education Week Article
Principal Tracey Franke discusses how a natural disaster impacted her community. With limited resources, Darrington struggled to find services to support the community at large. She discusses how the students and staff experienced both primary and secondary traumatic effects. One resource that Darrington School district received was from the CLEAR training model from the Child and Family Research Unit at the WSU Extension in Spokane, WA. Read the full article here (.pdf)
Natalie Turner featured in the Seattle Times article “You are more than your mistakes’: Teachers get at roots of bad behavior”
Work conducted by the Child and Family Research Unit has been highlighted in the Seattle Times. Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience, also known as CLEAR, is a partnership with education systems to create and sustain trauma-informed models of practice. CLEAR is a three-to-four-year systems change process that targets individual professional practice of classroom teachers and school system staff to address culture and policies to support integration of trauma informed practices into the school environment. Read the full article here (.pdf)