SEL Awardee

Amanda Shankman

Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore, MD
“Baltimore City Schools' Trauma Informed Practice Support Series (TIPSS) will reduce disproportionality in suspensions by converging multidisciplinary teams to improve social and emotional and behavioral supports at three tiers of intervention. Teams of administrators, clinicians and educators will collaborate in on-going training, with modeling and coaching from a dedicated facilitator to: examine biases, understand the impact of trauma on students' brains and behavior, learn best practices in evaluating and responding to interfering behaviors, develop school-wide plans for supporting all children and apply their skills to developing an exemplary individualized plan for a case-study student. We anticipate benefit to up to 6,000 students.”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, District, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban