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Film & Discussion: Educational Success for Traumatized Children
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When: April 11th
6:00-9:15 pm
Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
Contact: Nicole Tuchinda

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Paper Tigers Screening and Discussion of Educational Success for Traumatized Children

The event will start with a screening of the movie, Paper Tigers, which highlights how an alternative school became less punitive and more trauma-sensitive and thereby helped its students attain greater academic and developmental success.  After the screening, a panel of speakers, including UDC Law student Albert Amissah; Vice Principal Dwight Davis from Wheatley Elementary School; DC Councilmember David Grosso; Executive Director Michael Lamb of Turnaround for Children; Tarek Maassarani, team member of Restorative DC, a project of SchoolTalk; and Aaron Rackow, Founder of InSite Solutions, will discuss the biological impact of trauma on learning and what educators can do to support the success of traumatized children.

5:40 PM  Refreshments served

6:00-6:05 PM Welcome by Nicole Tuchinda, Clinical Instructor, Supervising Attorney, and LL.M. candidate in the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.

6:05-6:15 PM Opening Remarks by DC Councilmember David Grosso

6:15-8:00 PM Screening of the film Paper Tigers

8:00-8:10 PM Break

8:10-8:25 PM Presentation by Michael Lamb on the impact of trauma on learning

8:25-9:15 PM  Panel Speaker discussion on the impact of trauma and what educators can do to help traumatized students succeed

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