Spring 2022 Network of Practice
“Moving what matters and making what matters move: how are we recovering and renewing?”
May 12, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT / 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT / 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
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What have we been learning together throughout our SCRR work? Two years into this project, what does recovery and renewal mean to us?
On May 12, 2022, we gathered for a festival of presentations, shares, growing practices, reflections, and teach-ins from SCRR program participants, faculty, and presenters, and more.
We came together at the end of our 2nd year as a project to offer what school crisis recovery and renewal has meant, can mean, and where we are taking the work.
We are grateful for everyone that joined us for such a rich day of learning about how to move what matters and making what matters move towards recovery and renewal.
This online event will feature automated captions and a live transcript generated by Zoom.
To respect the confidentiality of the conversations throughout the event, we only recorded the main session.
What might you experience?
- Practitioner reflections from SCRR programming such as Memorialization & Commemoration, the Embracing & Expanding Suicide Postvention community of practice, Life After Loss (educators who have experienced the death of students) Pilot Tables, Grief Responsive Teaching: Supporting Students & Ourselves Through Times of Loss (workshop & bookclub), Post Secondary Grief Student Support, and more!
- Peer presentations of learnings and takeaways gleaned from our Summer & Winter Institutes, “Strategies for Cultivating Joy and Wholeness: Recovering from School Crisis Through Connection”
- Partner and staff teachings from content released this year, such as Supporting Grief Awareness, the Trauma-Informed COVID-19 Leadership Practice Guide for Recovery and Renewal, and What Helps & What Harms Students’ Crises Recovery? Young Adult Reflective Listening Sessions (with Youth Move National), Voices from the field: counties, associations, and school communities with whom we’ve worked sharing their learnings (e.g., BIPOC Educators’ Crisis Healing Circles, Leadership through Response & Recovery)
Who was this for?
- Anyone who is interested what school crisis recovery and renewal can mean, feel, and look like
- Participants of any SCRR programming (coaching, consulting, communities of practice, Summer or Winter Institutes, workshops)
- Researchers, scholars, or academia who are interested in learning from practitioners
- Educators, school based mental health professionals, clinicians, youth advocates, family and caregivers, and school community members who have gone through big things (e.g., however you define “crisis”)
- Those involved in the crisis readiness and response continuum
- Anyone providing support to school systems and behavioral health systems (e.g., technical assistance organizations or entities, NCTSN members, etc.)
Our Network of Practice was for anyone interested in learning more about key takeaways from each of our offerings that we hosted in SCRR Year 2 to inform Year 3 (and celebrate!)
11:00 am – 11:30 am PT / 2:00 pm PT – 2:30 pm ET
- Grounding and settling
- Introduction to SCRR and Our Vision for Recovery and Renewal
- Reviewing our day together: introductions to the peer presentation sessions
11:30 am – 12:10 pm PT / 2:30 pm PT – 3:10 pm ET
Peer Presentations Round 1
Rest for Our Survival and Beyond: People of Color Across Professions Dropping the Grind
by Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano (Professor of Ethnic Studies, Evergreen Valley College)
After collaborating with colleagues at the annual Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education conference in Long Beach, California and discussing with her community of higher education professionals the incorporation of intentional rest to thrive, Melissa-Ann will share learnings from this important work.
School Suicide Postvention from a Black Lens: Reflections on Reimagining What Could Be
Reflections on their experiences in the SCRR Embracing and Expanding Postvention in / for Our Schools Community of Practice, Kelechi as a peer presenter and Zeruiah as a facilitator.
Examining recovery and renewal internally: A Butte County and District Renewal Journey by Sheri Hanni, Maryanne Taylor, Scott Lindstrom, and Santy Gray
by Sheri Hanni, Maryanne Taylor, Scott Lindstrom, Matt Reddam, and Santy Gray
Peer presenters will reflect on their journey as Butte County Office of Education (California) systems leaders, sharing their long term renewal journey as a county facing ongoing grief, trauma, and healing need (from multiple wildfires, systemic racism, and other compounded environmental stressors).
Life After Loss: Educators Edition Reflections from Pilot Participants
by Life After Loss: The Educators Edition pilot participants
Over the past six months, SCRR partnered with The Dinner Party to pilot “Life After Loss Tables: The Educators Edition” to create space for educators who had experienced the death of students. Pilot participants share their experiences at the recurring virtual gatherings (“tables”).
12:25 pm – 1:05 pm PT / 3:25 pm PT – 4:05 pm ET
Peer Presentations Round 2
Butte BIPOC Educators Community: Exploring Grief at the Nexus of Healing and Racial Justice in our Schools
by Santy Gray and Darryn Green
Reflecting on their experiences as members of a specific SCRR facilitated community of practice for Butte County Office of Education BIPOC educators, Santy and Darryn will share grief exploration questions (e.g.: what are the layers of racial grief and disenfranchised grief? How does ongoing structural violence impact BIPOC educators and students?).
Creating community based organizational partnerships for empowerment and healing
by Dr. Brenda D. Lopez (Chief External Officer, Magnolia Public Schools)
Learn how Brenda’s school community is creating partnerships with community based organizations referral process for students, staff and families’ self and collective healing.
Healing Centered Engagement Practice in Renewal and Recovery
by Lara Kain (Education Consultant, PACES Connection) and Donielle Prince (Director of State Initiatives, PACES Connection)
As certified Healing Centered Engagement (HCE) practitioners, Lara and Donielle discuss this learning and framework through the lens of school crisis recovery and renewal and how this has changed their practice more broadly.
Grief responsive postvention in schools: What we’re learning and leading
by Amy Castellanos, Jim McCauley, and Jessica Porté
Reflecting on their experiences in the SCRR Embracing and Expanding Postvention in / for Our Schools Community of Practice, Amy, Jim, and Jessica will focus on how postvention response can be reimagined beyond the response phase into long term recovery and renewal work when leaders are grief responsive and attuned.
1:10 pm – 1:30 pm PT / 4:10 pm PT – 4:30 pm ET
Meaning Making and Closing
- Collective sharing: what matters to us? How are we making what matters move?
- Collective Integration: how are we recovering & renewing?
1:35 pm – 2:00 pm PT / 4:35 pm PT – 5:00 pm ET
Coaching Clinics (aka the Network of Practice Afterparty!)
In case learning from amazing peers across the country wasn’t enough, we’re going to stay on the zoom line after the Network of Practice and offer breakout rooms with our SCRR staff field coaches on a range of SCRR topics and focus areas (e.g. trauma informed communication! Partnering with youth! Systems change! Memorialization & commemoration! Educator grief!). These sessions are all for your questions and to share a variety of ways to work through the complex challenges that have/are/will come up.
Call for Peer Presentations
We invited you or your team to share a learning, takeaway, or integration from something you created or experienced with any of our programming this year. Our May 12th Spring Network of Practice is a festival of learning, and that festival can only happen with your peer teaching!
Thank you to everyone that submitted a proposal to share what you would like to bring to the network – we look forward to May 12th!
Who will present?
Examples of some of our programming from June 2021 – present that you participated in:
Network & Communities of Practice
- Strategies for Mending Our Wounds Summer Institute (June 4th, 2021) and our Strategies for Cultivating Joy and Wholeness Winter Institute (December 16th, 2021)
- Life After Loss Educators’ Edition Pilot Tables with The Dinner Party
- Wading through Grief and Time – Memorialization and Commemoration community of practice with Oriana Ides and Yesmina Luchsinger
- Embracing & Expanding Suicide Postvention in/for our Schools community of practice with Francesca Osuna and Zeruiah Buchanan
- Re-writing Our Narratives: Cultivating Healing through Critical Literacy and Collective Care – A Critical Friends Group March – May 2022 with Oriana Ides and Noor Jones-Bey
- BIPOC Grief Community of Practice for Butte County School Systems Leaders with Darryn Green, Santy Gray and Malkia Devich-Cyril
- Self & Collective Preservation for Trauma Informed Teacher Education community of practice for the California State University Dominguez Hills Teacher Education Program with Leora Wolf-Prusan and Oriana Ides
- Memorialization and Commemoration and Suicide Postvention in Our Schools workgroup with Yesmina Luchsinger
- Leading Schools through Crisis toward Recovery community of practice for the Butte County Office of Education with David Schonfeld
Implementation Trainings or Workshops
- Post Secondary Grief Support 3-Part Series with Mandi Zucker
- Grief Responsive Teaching- Supporting Ourselves and Our Students In Times of Loss workshop and/or book club with Brittany R Collins
- Teaching and Leading Towards Wellness for the California State University Dominguez Hills Teacher Education Program with Leora Wolf-Prusan and Oriana Ides
- Trauma-informed and recovery centered approaches to communication for the Wisconsin-Midwest Association of Trauma-Sensitive Schools with Antoine Moore
Coaching / Consulting
- Recovery and renewal approach to suicide postvention for the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs with Francesca Osuna and Bri Young
- Recovery and Renewal Campfire Grief and Structural Supports for the Butte County Office of Education with David Schonfeld & Jen Leland
- Event planning (memorialization) and coaching (community-centered recovery and renewal events) for AB Cares/Danny’s Place Coalition Jen Leland
- Grief support through and after student death for the Albuquerque Academy Counseling Department
- Grief sensitive county school health coordination for the Ventura County Office of Education with Leora Wolf-Prusan, Oriana Ides, David Schonfeld, and the Meaning Makers Collective
- Trauma informed teacher education pre service practices and policies workgroup for the California State University Dominguez Hills Teacher Education Program with Leora Wolf-Prusan and Oriana Ides
Thank you to everyone that submitted a proposal to present!
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