SEL Awardee

Robin Sizemore

Morton Elementary
School City of Hammond
Hammond, IN
“Our school district has supported training students, teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators in yoga, breathing and mindfulness techniques. We are seeing an increase in the number of students with a variety of mental health conditions due to adverse childhood experiences and trauma. Helping students to learn and overcome these experiences that can result in two years of academic delay or more has caused staff members to struggle with compassion fatigue. Our project will provide staff with bi-weekly instruction from a group of psychologists who will educate our staff about cognitive behavioral therapy. The goal is to find ways to support ourselves and each other so we can continue to support students in a healthy way.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Elementary School, ELs, Mindfulness, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban