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School climate

Trauma informed learning environments

Five Tips for Creating a Safe Zone

Trauma can decrease students’ ability to pay attention, regulate emotion and behavior, or develop positive relationships with adults and peers. Learn five important steps to making schools supportive and safe zones for learning.

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WestEd Events: Opioid Epidemic

Addressing the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic: A Trauma-Informed Cross-Sector Approach

Missed our panel discussion on the opioid epidemic? No problem. Watch the discussion in its entirety on our Facebook page.

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English Learners

March Focus: Comprehensive Support to Improve Success for English Learners

Explore WestEd’s research, services, and resources designed to help educators rapidly improve teaching and systemic support for English learners.

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How Successful School Improvement Plans Prioritize Culture and Climate

In this archived webinar, participants learn how to implement policies and practices that improve school climate and engage all stakeholders.

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WestEd Wins New Federal Grant to Lead the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

WestEd is recipient of a U.S. Department of Education grant to lead the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety.  The RAND Corporation, Council of Chief State School Officers, and Transforming Education will serve as partners in the work.

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Creating a More Positive, Connected School Climate

Learn about a student-led effort to break down barriers and implement restorative justice practices in Louisiana’s largest school district.

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Create Happier and Healthier School Communities: School Climate and Wellness Webinars

Plan and implement policies and practices that support the school community.

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Jenny Betz

Jenny Betz to Give Keynote Presentation on School Climate

Jenny Betz will serve as keynote speaker at the Building Healthy Schools conference August 15, in Palo Alto, CA.

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hat Do We Know About the Effects of School-Based Law Enforcement on School Safety?

New Research Brief Examines School Police and School Safety

Does having a police presence make schools safer for students, teachers, and staff?

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Trevor Fronius

Trevor Fronius to Present on Bullying at International Conference

The research-based conference will be held July 15-17 in Portsmouth, NH.

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