Upcoming events

 

Resilience Screening (Des Moines)

Tuesday, December 12th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

North Side Library, 3516 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313

Join us at the DSM North Side Library for a film screening of the documentary Resilience! The film, which was an official selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, centers on the biology behind trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, and what current professionals are doing to combat the negative effects. The film addresses important issues that are just reaching the surface of greater public awareness - come out to see why this film is gaining in momentum.

*Film runs for one hour and there will be a 30-minute discussion following the screening.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilience-screening-tickets-40798253675

See our Resilience page for more information on the film.


Connections Matter in Education Training (DES MOINES)

Friday, January 12 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

West Des Moines Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Pkwy, WDM, IA 50265

Connections Matter is a community-based initiative that explores how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain's ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. We utilize an evidence-based program, along with real-world and concrete examples, to demonstrate how ACEs adversely affect brain development and health outcomes - and how caring connections serve as a primary buffer in the negative effects of trauma.

In our education trainings, specifically, we show the impacts that high levels of stress have on  student academic performance and social outcomes. We explore - through discussion, activities, a film screening, and action planning - how school communities can come together to create a common language around trauma and resilience, and begin taking steps toward creating more compassionate, trauma-sensitive environments. It is our ultimate goal to see all members of a school - students, faculty, and families - succeed.

Who should attend? Educators, administrators, school counselors, community support leaders, special education, AEA, at-risk personnel, learning supports personnel

Register Here


Connections Matter in Education Training (DES MOINES)

Friday, January 19 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

West Des Moines Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Pkwy, WDM, IA 50265

Connections Matter is a community-based initiative that explores how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain's ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. We utilize an evidence-based program, along with real-world and concrete examples, to demonstrate how ACEs adversely affect brain development and health outcomes - and how caring connections serve as a primary buffer in the negative effects of trauma.

In our education trainings, specifically, we show the impacts that high levels of stress have on student academic performance and social outcomes. We explore - through discussion, activities, a film screening, and action planning - how school communities can come together to create a common language around trauma and resilience, and begin taking steps toward creating more compassionate, trauma-sensitive environments. It is our ultimate goal to see all members of a school - students, faculty, and families - succeed.

Who should attend? Educators, administrators, school counselors, community support leaders, special education, AEA, at-risk personnel, learning supports personnel

Register Here