Wednesday October 8 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Newton North High School Auditorium, 457 Walnut Street, Newton, MA.

The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education and the Trauma & Learning Policy Initiative, a collaboration of Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Harvard Law School, invite parents, educators and others to a free presentation on the Safe and Supportive Schools Framework, part of a recent Massachusetts law.

Joe Ristuccia of the Trauma & Learning Policy Initiative, author, School Psychologist and Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, will discuss how adverse childhood experiences have a neurobiological and psychological impact on children that can undermine their ability to learn, form relationships, and self-regulate their behavior. Ristuccia will discuss how the new Safe and Supportive Schools Framework will support schools to address the needs of all students.

The talk will be introduced by State Representative Ruth Balser, and followed by an open discussion.

For more information, contact: Lucie Chansky at (617) 244-7310                                                                    Greg Smith at (617) 584-9993

The Books from The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s (TLPI) will be available for sale.  TLPI’s groundbreaking publication describes the impact of trauma on learning and proposes a policy agenda.