Lost then Found: Shifting the Narrative of "Troubled Youth" by Fostering SEL Skills Through Intervention
In the U.S., 46% of the nation’s children report having experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. These same students have a high chance to be labeled “High-Risk” or “Troubled Students” and often end up in in-school suspension or restorative practice centers when their emotions get the best of them. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the patterns involving children with behavioral challenges, proactive interventions to best support students needs and innovative solutions that are culturally-responsive and researched based. Participants will walk away with both profound compassion and solutions to shift the narrative of your most challenging students to amazing resilience stories through the lens of Social and Emotional Learning.
About the Presenter
Kristen Hopkins is an author, educator, social-entrepreneur, motivational speaker and community impact strategist with over a decade of experience in producing research-based community empowerment programs. Kristen began her work with the award-winning company, Dangers of the Mind (DOM), in 2014 when she published a book of the same title. She later decided to expand DOM into a consultancy and lifestyle brand with a mission to reach, teach and empower future pioneers by helping them recognize and harness their intrinsic power. Since its inception, Kristen has educated over 2500 youth in the United States, Ghana, and Haiti through Dangers of the Mind and she has reached even more participants via DOM’s digital programming including a podcast, virtual coaching, Danger Zone Power Calls, the clothing line, a collective of brand ambassadors and more. Kristen is committed to being the voice advocating for at-promised youth and looks to continue her research, teaching and advocacy work for Social-Emotional responsive resources.