As schools shut down in March and the entire country struggled with the uncertainties and challenges of teaching and learning amidst a pandemic, filmmaker Karin Gornick (Angst, MVFF 2018) and the nonprofit organization All It Takes recognized an immediate and overwhelming need to support our national educational community. While most of us were in lockdown, they moved quickly to create a resource that would help teachers, counselors, and parents mitigate the effects of the grief, trauma, anxiety and other emotional stressors that so many students, families, and educators were feeling as they walked—or Zoomed—into school this fall. The result is A Trusted Space: Redirecting Grief to Growth, a documentary film for educators and parents featuring leading experts in trauma-informed education, and accompanied by a free research-based curriculum. A Trusted Space is designed to help educators better understand the complex issues and feelings that they and their students are coping with, enabling them to redirect their grief into growth by building a safe and trusted emotional space—ultimately creating a better environment for learning and inspiring more resilient students.
PROGRAM INCLUDES A PRE-RECORDED DISCUSSION WITH PANELISTS:
E. TOBY BOYD – President, California Teachers Association (CTA)
CATHY FLORES – Teacher, Redwood High School
DR. WESLEY SMITH – Executive Director, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
DR. LORETTA WHITSON, Executive Director, California Association of School Counselors (CASC)
LORI WOODLEY – Producer, A Trusted Space; CEO, All It Takes