Trauma Resources

Trauma Resources

  Videos Trauma – Social/Emotional Archived Webinars How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime– TEDMED Talk (Video) The Impact of Trauma on Learning by the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)) Part I Academic Performance  Part 2 Classroom Behavior Part 3 Relationships Whole School: The Importance of

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Trauma Trainings

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, childhood trauma is defined as: “The experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” Just under half (45 percent) of children in the United States

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Participating School Districts

RTSC Home LEA Recruitment Home Purpose and Goal Roles and Responsibilities Participating School Districts Developmental Trauma Training The Recruitment, Training and Support Center would like to acknowledge and thank the following school districts and collaboratives for participating in the LEA Recruitment Program. These districts are leaders inRead more

Developmental Trauma Workshops

RTSC Home LEA Recruitment Home Purpose and Goal Roles and Responsibilities Participating School Districts Developmental Trauma Training For more information, or to schedule a training for your organization, contact us at rtsc@fcsn.org  The Impact on Academic Performance Presents current research findings on how children’s brains, minds, and bodiesRead more

Resources for Professionals

Resources for Professionals

Online Training Resources for Professionals   The Pathways for Parents program is developing a series of webinars recorded on Basic Rights, Understand the IEP, Post-Secondary Transition and School Discipline and Suspension.  The series will be presented in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese and

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RTSC and SESPP Partnership

RTSC and SESPP Partnership

RTSC Home SESPP Handbook SESPP is funded through a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This contract is managed by two partner agencies, the Federation for Children with Special Needs, which provides recruitment and training services to program volunteers through the Recruitment, Training

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Overview of SESP Supports

Overview of SESP Supports
RTSC Home RTSC works to ensure that there are a variety of supports available to SESPs to assist you throughout your volunteer experience. Ongoing Support Call RTSC at (617) 399-8342 and ask for the RTSC Support Specialist Submit a question using the Online Support Form Check-in Sessions MentorshipRead more

How to Become an SESP

RTSC Home So you’re interested in becoming a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) to help children in your community! Our staff  is available to assist you through the application process. Learn more about the roles and requirements of an SESP below: What is a Special Education Surrogate

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SESP Orientation Overview

The Recruitment, Training, and Support Center offers orientation trainings for parents, professionals, community members and others interested in becoming Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs). This training helps potential volunteers learn more about what is involved in becoming an SESP and the types of special education decision-making services

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Role of the SESP

Benefits of Being an SESP Eligibility Requirements Rights Responsibilities Limits to Authority Benefits of Being an SESP The first and best reason is to help a child or teen in need. Students who are eligible for an SESP face many challenges. You can help ensure that they receive

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