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Thursday, February 16 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Turning the Tide - How Sensational Awareness Can Help Heal a Nation in Trauma

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Educators can turn the tide on the mental health crisis afflicting our nation's youth. Through simple classroom exercises focusing on sensational awareness, trauma-responsive educators can teach themselves and their students how to regulate their nervous systems. The experiential exercises in this workshop will not only prevent educator burnout but will also save lives. Teaching ourselves and our students resilience and how to regulate our nervous systems not only helps our own mental health and wellness but can mean the difference between life and death for populations that have suffered from intergenerational trauma born out of poverty & systemic oppression.

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Nichi Avina

Science Teacher - 2022 CA Teacher of the Year, Palm Springs Unified School District
Nichi Avina is a 2022 California Teacher of the Year and a first generation immigrant from the Philippines. A middle school science teacher at Cielo Vista Charter School in Palm Springs Unified School District, Nichi’s efforts for students have included spearheading a districtwide... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2023 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
Esmeralda Board Room