Events to discuss childhood trauma

first_imgVancouver – The Prevent! Coalition is hosting two free events — a documentary screening and a presentation — about adverse childhood experiences and the difference a trauma-informed approach can make.Each event is led by Jim Sporleder, the former principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla who turned the school around by using a trauma-informed approach.The first event is a screening of the documentary “Paper Tigers,” which takes a look into the lives of students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. After the film, Sporleder will lead a 30-minute discussion.• When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.• Where: La Center High School commons, 725 N.E. Highland Road, La Center.The second event is a presentation by Sporleder. “Catching Kids Before They Fall: A Paradigm Shift Responsive to Trauma” touches on how traditional methods for discipline in schools have lost their impact and how a new trauma-informed approach is more successful.• When: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.• Where: Educational Services District 112 conference Center, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver.For more information, call Joy Lyons at 360-952-3397.last_img

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