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Friday, October 22 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Resilient Communities, Schools and Families: Supporting Schools, Strengthening Keiki and ʻOhana

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The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing challenges for communities, schools, students and families, especially in disadvantaged, rural, remote areas of Hawaiʻi. These students and families may face economic and housing instability, food insecurity and at risk for increased childhood trauma. The Resilient Communities, Schools and Families project (RCSF) is an innovative initiative to strengthen partnerships, promote
trauma sensitive practices and enhanced coordination of wrap-around prevention/intervention services for children and families. This project focuses on the wellbeing of the whole child through wrap-around services, student support teams, school teams and professional skills development around social emotional learning and
trauma informed care. RCSF brings together partners: Ceeds of Peace, The Hawaiʻi Afterschool Alliance, Papa Ola Lōkahi, Kamehameha Schools, HawaiiKidsCAN, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Place Based Social Emotional Development and the Hawaiʻi Department of Education together in support of five Title I elementary schools serving large Native Hawaiian student populations. The project builds upon the best practices of trauma-sensitive approaches and the Community Schools model to create sustainable conditions for schools to better serve students and families, ensure even the most at-risk youth have access to services necessary to thrive within their school, homes and communities, and develop a tailored operational approach that builds capacity for schools to strengthen community partnerships. Join us for this workshop to learn about the Resilient Communities, Schools and Families project.

Learning Objectives:
After this presentation participants will:
1. Become acquainted with the Resilient Communities, Schools and Families project.
2. Be able to articulate community-based collaboration and strategies to support schools, students and families.
3. Leave with an understanding of this multi-layered approach to supporting social emotional development and addressing trauma.

The evaluation/CE request form for this program can be found HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Rego-Yee

Dawn Rego-Yee

Program Coordinator, Ceeds of Peace
Dawn Rego-Yee, MSW (she/her) was born and raised in Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island and identifies as wahine Hawaiʻi, mother, wife, daughter, aunty, hula learner, ʻāina aloha and social justice worker. She is a trauma informed care trainer, social justice consultant and project manager... Read More →
avatar for Ivee Cruz, MA

Ivee Cruz, MA

Education Director, Ceeds of Peace
Ivee is an educator, facilitator, counselor, advisor, and instructor. Ivee holds a Bachelors in Global & International Studies and Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. She has a Masters in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm HST
Room 5
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