Webinars from Sustaining Futures
Introduction to Sustaining Futures
All California community colleges with prison-education programs were invited to attend our introductory webinar that framed the project, provided an overview of trauma-informed and resilience-based values, and discussed the expectations of participating in a Community of Practice.
Following the webinar, interested teams applied and committed to participating in the Sustaining Futures Community of Practice.
Trauma and Resilience
This webinar was the first true offering from the Sustaining Futures Community of Practice. Viewers heard from Dr. Andrew Cleek, Dr. Kirk “Jae” James, and Dr. Anthony Salerno who laid the foundational principles of trauma-informed and resilience-based values and its practical organizational and individual applications in the context of a prison education program.
Communicating for Buy-In
This webinar, facilitated by Dr. Anthony Salerno, presented information that aligns with the Organizational Decision Guide’s first goal. Viewers learned how to develop messaging and share knowledge that effectively describes their program to target each stakeholder’s perspective. Viewers also received an evaluative tool on stakeholders’ knowledge of trauma and resilience.
Health and Wellness – Managing Work Stress and Building Resilience
This webinar, facilitated by Dr. Anthony Salerno, presented information that aligns with the Organizational Decision Guide’s second goal. Viewers learned about the impact of trauma on staff and the ways it may manifest. Viewers also learned different ways to enhance and maintain staff wellness on an organizational and individual level. Finally, viewers were introduced to the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) Scale, a useful tool that can help educators identify their own compassion fatigue, burnout, and/or vicarious trauma.
The Organizational Decision Guide
This webinar, presented by Meaghan Baier, Dr. Andrew Cleek and Dr. Anthony Salerno served to provide an overview of the Organizational Decision Guide and to prepare Community of Practice members for the regional trainings.
B.I.G.: A Framework for Constructing and Maintaining Trauma-Informed Classrooms
This webinar, facilitated by Dr. Kirk “Jae” James, presented information that aligns with the Organizational Decision Guide’s third goal. In this webinar, viewers learned about Jae’s framework for educational praxis: B.I.G.
This framework calls upon educators to examine their Biases, examine their students and their own Intentions when entering a learning setting, and teaches educators Grounding exercises to maximize everyone’s ability to be present.