Is your school working with community partners to provide services and programs to students and families? Are those partnerships effective in improving the well-being of the students in your building? In an effort to become a trauma-informed school, school/community partnerships have grown across the region. In response to district needs, CharacterPlus is now offering a half-day workshop to assist administrators or student services professionals to maximize those supports. In this workshop school administrators and coordinators will learn the do’s and don’ts of school/community partnerships, will develop effective communication protocols and partnership evaluation tools.
Shenekia Weeks is an expert and lead trainer in trauma, diversity, inclusion and equity conducting workshops, academies and customized professional development for all school-related personnel. Shenekia managed court advocacy of abused and neglected children through the work of citizen volunteers, whom she screened, trained and paired with attorney advocates to represent the “best interest” of children. She’s coordinated over 100 community, government and public school system partners in the development of evidence-based strategies in prevention, intervention, suppression and re-entry and has worked directly with students as a School Resource and DARE Officer.