Tag Archives: safety

Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW We live in a time when trauma seems to be everywhere. Divorce is not uncommon. There have been numerous shootings in schools. Drugs and suicide continue to steal people every day. Poverty and abuse overwhelm, … Continue reading

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Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

By Alison Feigh, author of I Can Play It Safe and program coordinator at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. This post was originally published October 25, 2012. Parents seem to be extra aware of safety when Halloween rolls around. It makes … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect: School Safety Drills with Young Children

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the Cold War. Because our Air Force base had some of the Minuteman missiles (which carried nuclear warheads), the prevailing sense was that we were pretty high up on … Continue reading

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Safety Safari

By Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy April 20–24 is National Playground Safety Week. To celebrate, here is a post from the authors of A Moving Child Is a Learning Child. Kids Are Born Risk Takers Kids are born risk takers, … Continue reading

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Weathering Storms: When the Unexpected Becomes Real

Most adults have an emotional response to a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, even if we’re just watching news coverage from afar. For kids, hearing about any natural disaster—or witnessing one—can be extremely frightening and stressful. Even if they live … Continue reading

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