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Compassionate School Practices

Compassionate School Practices
Fostering Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being

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March 2021 | 280 pages | Corwin
Already Ready For What Will Come - SEL For A Culture Of Care

Is your school prepared to care for all of the students, staff, and families in your community? Sadly, your school might be the only point of care for many. Be already ready--Establish a compassionate cultural foundation for strong relationships and holistic skills to weather stress, trauma, and promote well-being for your entire school population.

Help your school or district use available resources to create a compassionate culture of justice and care for all by leaning into this book’s approach to leadership and social emotional learning. Discover a collaborative visioning process to elevate compassion through dialogue, policies, and protocol. Readers will find:
? Practical strategies for working with parents and communities
? Activities for the whole school
? An implementation framework for elementary, middle, and high school
? Deeper understanding of trauma, ACEs, and mental health concerns
? Support for teachers’ mental health
? What not to do – practices that don’t work, and why
? In-depth case studies and vignettes

Read this and usher in transformational and compassionate change that may be the difference in whatever today, tomorrow, or the next day may bring.
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Foreword by Larry Davidson
Why is This Book Important Now?
A Framework for Cultivating Well-Being Schools
Key Principles
About the Authors
Part 1: Needs and Approaches
Chapter 1: Why? What ? And How?
Chapter 2: Healthy Practices for School Communities
Chapter 3: Tiered System and Mental Health Screening
Chapter 4 Considerations for Staff Mental Health and Well-being
Part 2: Leadership
Chapter 5: Adaptive Leadership within the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative
Chapter 6: Caring and Competent Leadership for Children's Mental Health and Well-Being
Part 3: Child and Family Supports
Chapter 7: Belonging and Building Community
Chapter 8: How Schools Can Help Families
Part 4: The Future
Chapter 9: Reaching our Destiny -- Overcoming Challenges and Moving Forward


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ISBN: 9781071820490