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Safe and Sound Schools Conference

December 8, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

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The Safe and Sound Schools Conference is a day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice as part of the Community of Safe and Sound Schools Initiative. This annual conference is for elementary schools and early childhood programs that want to make sure that teachers, social workers and administrators have a deep understanding of child development, social and emotional foundations for learning, parent engagement, and mastery of supportive techniques for building a safe and empathetic school community.

You may register for the conference at the school or program membership level or as an individual. To pay by purchase order or check by contacting Lesley Koplow, lkoplow@bankstreet.edu, or online through Eventbrite.

Breakout sessions include:

  • When Trauma Comes to School
  • The Essentials of Emotionally Responsive Practice (Recommended for staff new to ERP)
  • The Power of Transitional Objects
  • Literacy As “Good Mirror” for Emotional Well Being
  • Quilts and Curriculum: Using Metaphor and Reflective Technique to Build Community
  • ERP for Children in the Upper Elementary Grades
  • Working With Children’s Deportation Anxiety

Participants will receive 6 Social Work CE credits, 6 Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hours or .6 Continuing Education Unit.


December 8, 2017
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
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Lesley Koplow


Bank Street College of Education
610 West 112th Street
New York City, NY 10025 United States

About West Harlem Development Corporation
West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is a New York City-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 2011 whose mission is to promote increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem. WHDC’s core program areas are education, workforce and economic development, and affordable housing. With its slogan “solutions through collaborations”, WHDC partially achieves its mission through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations to provide services that benefit the residents of New York City’s Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9), more commonly referred to as West Harlem. The boundaries of MCD9 are defined as: South to North from 110th Street to 155th Street; East to West from Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.