John Cannon: “It was an aha moment for me.”

John is the principal of Park Elementary in Lyons, Kansas and in this quick conversation with ESSDACK’s Ginger Lewman, John shares a bit about the Trauma Informed path he and his staff have taken over the last four years. They have seen progress and John’s Moving the Needle sessions will highlight the steps they’ve taken to especially help their preK-3 kids.

Catch John’s session!

Scoring Your Students’ ACEs to Inform
Tuesday October 9
10:45 am – 11:30 am
Oak Room

One of the first steps in becoming a Trauma-Informed school and educator is understanding what the Adverse Childhood Experience study is, how it originated, and what the correlations to behavior and health are from its findings. During this session, you will learn what the ACE’s study is and what the correlations are between Adverse Childhood Experiences and adult health outcomes. You will also learn how ACEs information can be used in the educational setting. We will also highlight how you can score a student’s ACE and then use that information to guide you on how to care for that student. Finally, we will discuss how you can use this data to provide substance and clarity for local school boards in their decision-making process for the need for adding school counselors and social workers.