When students with histories of trauma struggle with self-regulation and challenging behaviors, traditional interventions often fall short. The educators on your staff need a clear and consistent trauma-informed process to help students re-regulate and return to learning--and that's what they'll find in this reader-friendly guide to the revolutionary Re-Set Process.
Developed by two seasoned educators who specialize in trauma-informed teaching, the Re-Set Process is a neuroscience-based approach to improving behavioral success in children from Grades K-8. This four-step process is structured yet flexible, refined through nearly a decade of field testing, and easy to integrate into any individual teacher's classroom or an entire school's student support system. Blending best practices from behavioral approaches, mindfulness practices, and trauma-informed care, the Re-Set Process not only addresses behavior, but also guides schools in meeting the neurological and attachment needs of dysregulated students, reducing barriers to social and academic success. This book is a vital resource for classroom teachers, school counselors, administrators, and other professional support personnel.
With this comprehensive guide to the Re-Set Process and its continuum of practice--from whole-class proactive approaches to individual student reactive approaches--educators will be able to:
Understand the science of trauma, including its physiological and emotional impacts on children
Interpret students' behavior through a trauma-informed lens
Successfully implement all forms of the Re-Set Process with clear and specific step-by-step instructions
See the Re-Set Process in action with case studies and insightful Notes from the Field
Integrate the Re-Set Process with other behavior support efforts, including Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Address challenging behavior proactively and reactively
Design classrooms effectively by creating predictability, protecting emotional safety, and nurturing relationships
Build students' regulation skills with a wealth of activities and exercises
Provide timely, specific behavioral feedback that promotes a positive classroom culture
Integrate essential self-care strategies into the school day
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Educators will have access to a complete package of more than 30 online downloads to help them implement the Re-Set Process, including planning forms, blank templates, activity sheets, and a book study guide suitable for individuals and groups.
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About the Author
Dyane Lewis Carrere, M.Ed. Spanning more than 40 years, Dyane' career in education has taken many forms--teacher, administrator, adjunct faculty member, consultant, and staff developer. Throughout this time, her work has concentrated on supporting students whose struggles have placed them at the fringes of school success.Dyane has worked in preschool through secondary settings as well as with families and service agencies focusing on developing compassionate, creative, effective behavior supports. She has both taught and been a guest speaker at the college level, bringing her lens on behavior to pre-service educators and Masters-level educators. During the last 15 years of her career, Dyane has focused on supporting schools in understanding trauma and developing practices that support students with trauma histories. She has shared this work with others through local, state, and national forums. Dyane believes that the educators and students whom she has had the opportunity to learn from and with have been the greatest gifts of her professional life. They have profoundly informed her work through their insights, their intentions, their feedback, and their stories. Wynne Kinder, M.Ed. Wynne's teaching career spans 30 years in public and private schools and includes15 years of bringing mindfulness and trauma-informed strategies into regular, special, and alternative education classrooms (K-12). Her teaching, curricula, and program, Wellness Works in Schools, has reached thousands of teachers and their students. Wynne's training and teaching tools address and integrate mindful awareness, attention, self-care, re-regulation, trauma in the classroom, healthy connections, social emotional skills, and behavior guidance. She teaches two graduate courses at Eastern Mennonite University: Trauma, Restoration & Resilience in Educational Environments and Self-Care for Teachers.