International Bullying Prevention Conference
B7. We the (Adult) People: How safety, connection, and social/emotional growth starts with us

, Program Director, STARS
, Clinical Supervisor, STARS Nashville

With our increasing focus on the effects of trauma, the vast impact of ACEs across the life span, and the effort to create a healthy and positive school culture, much attention has been given to the development of the social and emotional capacities of our youth. But what about those of the adults who serve them, often in multi-stressed and under-resourced environments? The mindsets, emotional regulation, and relationship skills of adults significantly impact those of the youth; the growth of our young people is dependent on our own.