To create a school wide culture shift instead of seeing a student and asking, “what is wrong with you” we ask “what happened to you?”
“Trauma is ubiquitous. In the general population, 67% of us have experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. In people of color that is more likely to be 83%.”
Building Our Culture of Resilience
Through our Current Systems of Student Support: Trauma Informed Practices, PBIS, Restorative Practices, Responsive Classroom, and Three signature practices of SEL (welcoming rituals, engaging practices and strategies and optimistic closure)
The District’s Culture of Resilience is characterized by safe and respectful environments that enable students to build caring relationships with adults and peers, self-regulate their emotions and behaviors, adapt to adversity, and succeed academically.
Focus 2021-22: Resilience, Relationship, Empathy
- Resilience: Resilience is the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events
- Relationships: Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn
- Empathy: Empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference
Why is this the focus?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been a traumatic experience for people throughout the world, including our students, families, and staff members. Natomas Unified School District is committed to creating and providing an environment that recognizes and responds to the signs, symptoms, and risks of adverse events to better support the needs of the individual and to respond appropriately. Students can’t learn unless they feel safe. When it comes to student trauma, there is much that is beyond educators’ power, but there is also a great deal they can do to build a supportive and sensitive environment where students feel safe, comfortable, take risks, learn, and even heal. This website provides helpful information, tools, and resources for our staff, families, and students. To understand through examples of how NUSD is Building a Culture of Resilience, read or latest article.