This page provides access to the presentations and materials offered throughout the 2018 California Safety Organized Practice Conference, which was hosted by the Northern California Training Academy at the University of California, Davis June 26-27. The statewide conference provided an opportunity for counties implementing Safety Organized Practice (SOP) to explore strategies for rigor and depth of practice across the case continuum, and to share strengths, challenges and successes around implementation and sustainability.
This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's extensive list of published guides, tips and tools for child welfare practice improvement.
This textbook represents the combined insight and experience of Morton, a k12 educator, and Berardi, a psychotherapist, both of whom are also university educators with extensive work experience serving districts and their teachers seeking to incorporate trauma-informed principles into their school culture and classroom. The authors identify that the field of education is now ready to deepen its level of response to the paradigm shift created by advances in neuroscience and traumatology. Hence, the primary focus is on identifying and applying trauma-informed educator competencies needed to transform districts, schools, educators, classrooms, and the field of education itself, while also including community members such as parents and board members in these processes - a total system makeover. At the conclusion of this text, the student, educator, or mental health professional will have a deeper understanding of what trauma-informed practice requires of them. This includes practical strategies on how to transform our learning communities in response to the devastating effect of unmitigated stress and trauma on our student's ability to learn and thrive throughout the lifespan.