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