Video/video series

From Diversity to Inclusion and Equity: Expanding and Reframing Your Institutional Strategy

This video shares practical applications to shift independent schools from numbers-focused diversity work to systems and practices that foster equity, inclusion, and justice in diverse communities. The concepts and steps shared by Erica Pernell, Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Practice at Shady Hill (MA), are applicable across all organizations that serve students.

An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices

This issue brief and its video clips explore trauma-informed practices implemented in a Nashville, TN school. While the strategies are implemented in a school, the information and the videos on a whole-school approach, peace corners, mentor relationships, and teacher supports are relevant for out-of-school programs. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.

The Danger of a Single Story

This video by novelist Chimamanda Adichie shares a powerful message that when we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. She shares examples of how a single story can paint an incomplete picture and can rob people of their humanity. A recent Community of Practice about building a diverse workforce found this video to deliver an important personal and professional message. 

The History of Afterschool in America

This video provides a unique overview of the important role afterschool has played in American history, beginning in the 1880's with the age of industrialization. It is broken into 12 brief chapters that captures the social upheaval of the late 1800's, then the growing need for supervision into the 1900's, and the rapid growth over the past 50 years.

Mindfulness in Schools

This resource includes a video and a brief summary of a mindfulness program in the Baltimore Schools, where students were trained in breathing techniques and yoga poses for 45 minutes, 4 times a week for 12 weeks. Johns Hopkins University is conducting an evaluation about the effects of mindfulness training in urban elementary schools and has found that students can respond to stress with less emotional arousal following the training. Video and brief are both available in Spanish. This resource supports resiliency.

2016 Dare to Disrupt! Keynote - Shawn Ginwright, Ph.D.

This video is a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Shawn Ginwright. He explores stories and research related to his healing-centered framework to overcome trauma by building hope through relational, restorative, and political strategies. He believes that this asset-driven, culturally-grounded approach goes beyond trauma-informed practice and helps youth and their adult caregivers move beyond trauma together. This resource supports resiliency.

Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities

This video introduces a framework for a more collaborative and effective evaluation approach for Tribal child welfare programs. This approach modifies the evaluation process from what can feel like externally applied judgement from the dominant culture to one that taps the knowledge of non-dominant cultures. This approach incorporates best practices in continuous quality improvement to engage the community in meaningful program planning and improvement which could be applied to any program.

How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life

This video on social-emotional learning (SEL) examines core capabilities known as executive function and self-regulation skills. It explores what these skills are, why they are important, how they develop, and how they are negatively affected by stress for children, adolescents, and adult caregivers. This resource supports resilience.

School-Age Child Care Overview

This video, which is also a part of the School-Age Consumer Education Toolkit, shows the importance of afterschool and summer care for families. Telling the story of school-age child care through data and details about the experiences of children served through federal subsidies presents a unique opportunity to explore key issues surrounding afterschool and summer learning opportunities and engage a broader audience in the topic of school-age care.

School Suspensions Are an Adult Behavior

Rosemarie Allen, Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence, proposes that we reduce school and child care suspensions and expulsions by shifting the behaviors of adults. She recommends that we increase adult efforts to teach pro-social skills, and look for what is good, right, and best about each child. This video can be a helpful introduction to professional development for afterschool providers.