12:00p.m. - 1:10p.m.
Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80203
Senate Committee Room (SCR) 357
Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS)
Topic: Advancing Trauma-Informed Approaches for Schools
Children who have experienced chronic childhood trauma can develop emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and relationship difficulties that can adversely impact their ability to learn and function well in school. Aurora Mental Health Center will present on the benefits of collaborating with schools and school districts to advance trauma-informed approaches for trauma-impacted children and youth by creating more trauma-informed, safe, and supportive environments.
- Dr. Laura McArthur, Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS)
Carrie Miller - University of Colorado, Denver
Topic: Poverty and Child Welfare in Colorado: Where Can We Go From Here?
Research shows that there is a continuance of a deeply rooted tradition of reporting practices that have disproportionately targeted those living under the poverty line. Our current Human Services Agencies no longer needs to be anchored to established notions of abuse and deviancy within the welfare system; yet, time and time again situations are handled with rampant implicit bias and the major masking of issues (Roberts, 268). This presentation will confront this historical injustice within our system and take steps towards systemic change - the creation of a new paradigm in which parents are set up for success, and not one in which parents below the poverty line are caught navigating a system that has set them up to fail.
- Carrie Miller, University of Colorado, Denver