SEL Awardee

Amber McGill

High Desert Education Service District
Redmond, OR
“Through regional, cross-sector alignment between the health and education sectors, this project seeks to address the significant need to fundamentally shift our educational systems across Central Oregon towards trauma-informed cultures of care. We aim to strengthen education’s role in our regional systems of care for children by developing schools where all teachers and staff are equipped with the skills, tools and mindsets necessary to nurture resilience by caring for all students and staff impacted by trauma. Daily, education providers are on the front lines with children and youth ages 3-18. Schools are not experts in creating trauma-informed cultures in our buildings, and by partnering with the Central Oregon Health Council, we will expand our knowledge-base and our practices through upstream, preventative strategies.”
Tags: Community Engagement, District, Elementary School, High School, Indigenous Communities, Leadership Development, Middle School, Restorative Practices, Rural, Secondary Trauma, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed