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School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

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Thursday, October 29 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Healing-Focused Discipline: an Anti-biased, Trauma-focused Approach to Children's Behaviors

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Seeking compliance from children automatically puts adults into an unwelcoming role. Come learn how to invite cooperation instead. Traditional behavior modification techniques like time-outs, withholding privileges, and even reward systems typically put a strain on the adult-child relationship and push children deeper into stress and anxiety, often creating more of the challenging behaviors they were meant to resolve! Learn why frustrating behaviors are actually children's way of trying to heal their stress, how helping children heal stress reduces these behaviors, and strategies for using conflicts to teach mutually respectful, connected, and more effective ways to heal.

Speakers
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Betty Peralta

Adult-Child Interactions Specialist, Alta: Alternative Learning & Therapeutic Avenues
Betty Peralta, MIT, MS-MHC, IMH-E® (III) trains on an anti-bias, trauma-healing, neurodevelopmental approach to children's behaviors. She has a Masters In Teaching from Seattle University and taught for 14 years; seven in Seattle Schools and seven overseas in The Dominican Republic... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Zoom- Meeting