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- Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the “Helping Traumatized Children Learn” trainings by TLPI scheduled for 2020 in these School Districts have been temporarily suspended.
- Plymouth County DECI
- William James College is offering a free online course
“Addressing Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in a Time of Social Disruption”
available until December 2020.
A free online training for day camps throughout Plymouth County
Presented by: Jen Cantwell & Kati Mapa, DEC Initiative in collaboration with Kelly Macomber, PYDC
June 30, 2020
July 1, 2020
July 2, 2020
♦ “Maximizing Data: Using PMT and Program Data for Performance Management
Presented by Ed Jacoubs, Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office & Melinda Kneeland, United Way of Greater Plymouth County
June 2, 2020
♦ Department of Mental Health Webinar
On May 29th District Attorney Tim Cruz made a presentation on the Drug Endangered Children Initiative to a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health gathering of forensic professionals from the trial courts and state hospitals. This presentation has already led to new collaboration opportunities with the courts.
May 29, 2020
♦ National RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Nashville, TN
The Rx Summit was held virtually and Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz and Melinda Kneeland were able to present “Drug Endangered Children’s Initiative: Harnessing Community Expertise to Enhance Service Delivery to Vulnerable Children”.
April 15, 2020
♦ Helping Traumatized Children Learn: System-Wide Trainings
On March 3, two system-wide Helping Traumatized Children Learn trainings were held. School staff in the Whitman-Hanson and Scituate school districts were trained by our partners at TLPI. Silver Lake Regional High School received the training on March 12.
Scituate Schools dedicated an entire day of professional development to the topic of addressing trauma, using the three-hour TLPI training as a foundation for their own expanded program. At the Scituate PD day, East Bridgewater shared expertise on communication between police and schools from SRO, Officer Tallitha Connor and Behavior Specialist, Christy Anderson.
March 12, 2020- Silver Lake Regional School District Training
March 3, 2020- Scituate School District Training
March 3, 2020- Whitman-Hanson School District
Greg Ranieri from Scituate Schools wrote a detailed plan for their training and gave Plymouth County DECI permission to share with schools interested in planning similar program.
♦ Building Resilient Communities, Building Resilient Children
The DECI team helped organize the Building Resilient Communities, Building Resilient Children statewide convening at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester on March 2. District Attorney Tim Cruz, Ed Jacoubs and Melinda Kneeland presented at the event. The convening was attended by over 200 professionals interested in making Massachusetts a trauma informed state.
March 2, 2020
November 6, 2019- Stonehill College