A Trusted Space: Professional Learning and Curriculum for California Educators [web resource]

A Trusted Space is a 60-minute mini professional development program designed to help teachers and other youth-serving adults work together with students to create trusted atmospheres where healing and learning happen naturally.

Professional Development

The Trusted Space: Redirecting Grief to Growth film shares how trusted relationships are the most immediate and potent antidote to the damaging effects of stress and trauma that so many students, families, and teachers – all of us – are navigating. The film includes experts in trauma-informed education, equity and innovation in education, such as Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond and Dr. Pedro Noguera, weighing in to address the importance of building trusted relationships and share more about hope and the opportunity we have ahead of us.

A Trusted Space Curriculum

Notice. Choose. Act.  is a research-based and endorsed SEL curriculum that is easy to implement and relies on developing relationships experientially rather than using a worksheet.

The curriculum reaches its audience through educators implementation and understanding of:

  • The Science and Impact of Trauma
  • Self Care for educators
  • 5-Adult SEL Muscles that will make your work and relationships with youth easier and more meaningful while preserving your emotional strength and bandwidth
  • Building Trusted Spaces in Five Days Lessons

A Trusted Space is the result of a collaboration between the California State Department of Education and CalHOPE. It is available free to all K–12 California educators, school staff, and youth-serving adults.

Learn more about the program in the press release. Create a free account to gain access to the documentary and curriculum.

Source: CalHOPE Schools | A Trusted Space, https://www.calhopeschools.org/atrustedspace | Copyright © 2022 State of California. Retrieved February 2023.
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