Generation Wellness Blog

Equipping students + staff with the tools to thrive in school + in life. We are the generation of wellness.

The School to Prison Pipeline + How We Can Create Change this 2019-2020 School Year

The beginning of the school year is often an exciting time filled with decorating classrooms, collaborating with staff, meeting families, and more. Many schools and districts are also planning for daily practices that combat stress and innovative interventions that actually teach skills. Why? Take a look at these sobering statistics:

  • Stress is the number one cause of disease in America. 3 out of every 4 doctor visits are because of stress. At the core, stress is America’s #1 Health Problem.
  • More than two thirds of children in the U.S. report experiencing a traumatic event by age 16.
  • Stress and trauma impact school performance. Research shows that students who experience chronic stress and trauma have a lower GPA, higher rate of absenteeism, increased dropouts, increased suspension/expulsion, and decreased reading ability.
  • Suspensions drastically increase the chance of students dropping out, which increases their chance of going to prison. In fact, our...
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Generation Wellness Summer Training is Almost Here!

 

Do you believe in creating a positive school climate, educating the whole child, and implementing cutting-edge discipline practices that decrease behavior referrals?

If your answer is yes, then we invite you to join over 5,000 educators who've experienced the Generation Wellness Training!

>> Register for the Generation Wellness Training in Olympia, WA here <<

Curious to hear what other principals, teachers, school counselors, and support staff are saying about the training? Watch the video above.

This fun and informative two day event provides 50+ activities that will help students (and staff) cope with stress, connect with others, focus, and create a trauma-informed school. Also included in the training:

  • The latest research on the brain and body response to stress/trauma.
  • A packet filled with all cutting-edge information and all 50 activities.
  • Help developing a plan to immediately integrate mindful practices and social/emotional learning into your...
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[INTERVIEW] EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD DISTRICT-WIDE WITH BETH BOURQUE

 
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