Safe and Supportive Schools

A flexible framework for trauma-sensitive school environments
to promote and maximize the success of all students

Free and open to the public

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(Please arrive by 6:45)
Newton North High School Auditorium

Program Welcome – State Representative Ruth B. Balser
Lead Sponsor, Safe and Supportive Schools Legislation
Enacted August 13, 2014

Keynote Speaker – Joe Ristuccia, Ed.M.
Trauma & Learning Policy Initiative
Adjunct Professor, Lesley University / Certified School Psychologist

Please join us to learn how Safe & Supportive Schools can:
– Support better learning practices based on neuroscience research
– Reduce unhealthy levels of stress at a systemic level
– Promote safer, healthier, & more effective behavioral interventions
– Increase the amount of classroom time available for learning
A rare opportunity to learn how our schools can better support our students

Co-sponsored by:
Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education
Trauma & Policy Learning Initiative, a collaboration of
Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Harvard Law School

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