Turnaround Presents at Educating All Learners Alliance Webinar
Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., and Turnaround Vice President of Partner Impact, Gretchen Livesey, presented at an Educating All Learners Alliance webinar titled, “Helping Children Manage Stress, Surmount Trauma and Thrive: A Whole-Child Approach.”
During the session, Dr. Cantor explained how knowledge of the science of learning and development can help educators understand the effects of stress on the developing brain. She also explained how the coronavirus pandemic, racial inequality and widespread civil unrest is causing high levels anxiety and trauma for many children, especially children of color.
To help buffer the adverse effects of this moment, Dr. Cantor offered Turnaround’s The Three Rs framework, which encourages any adult in a child’s life to prioritize building relationships, establishing routines and fostering resilience.
Livesey outlined practical strategies adults could use to implement the Three Rs in their homes and classrooms.