Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Resilient Kids

Resilient Kids

"We believe that learning happens when kids are connected, confident and focused."

This quote was one of the quotes on Resilient Kids.  This is an organization that has a mission "to foster the social, emotional and academic growth of children and young people through mindfulness curricula seamlessly integrated into the school culture.  To help reduce stress and behaviors that interfere with learning, to accelerate positive student outcomes."  This is important to the youth because they are not able to build those connections with others anymore.  However with connecting school, culture, career and life youth can get anywhere and it gives them the power to try and achieve more within their lives.

Promising Practices

The Promising Practice Multicultural Conference  focused on Advancing Public Health & Human Rights through Education and Service.  While at this conference the keynote address was by Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott.  The two workshops that I attended were Community Partnerships to Address Disparities in Type 1 Diabetes Care for School-Age Children and Youth Actions for All Abilities.  Being part of the Rhode Island College Youth Development Degree Program I loved the session learning about youth.  This session was lead by the youth through the Rhode Island Department of Health Office of Special Needs.  There was a lot of in site of the youth programs and history including Dare to Dream which is a conference that is for the youth taught by the youth.  It was an amazing conference with lots of different ideas for youth and health information.