(MARCH 2021) In partnership with Sargent Rehabilitation Center’s Regional Resource Center, Conscious Discipline will provide Rhode Island schools with a unified approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) for education programs from birth through adulthood.
The partnership between Conscious Discipline and Sargent Rehabilitation Center will unite schools, parents, and community SEL services across the state of Rhode Island. Children and their parents will experience safe and connected learning environments for the full span of their educational experience. They will also receive consistent trauma-informed, evidence-based messaging and support on topics like self-regulation, managing emotions, demonstrating empathy, handling conflicts and more. In these cultures built on equity and vital SEL skills, every child has the opportunity to reach their full academic and prosocial potential. Read the press release about the partnership between Conscious Discipline and Sargent Rehabilitation Center’s Regional Resource Center to learn more.
Sargent Rehabilitation Center is a nonprofit organization offering educational consulting, neurorehabilitation, day school programs, diagnostic services and restorative justice practices throughout Rhode Island and surrounding Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The implementation of Conscious Discipline in Rhode Island schools will help the state meet many Biden Administration priorities for education. These include providing increased services during the early childhood years, equity in education, increased mental health services, community school outreach, and investing in “resources for our schools so students grow into physically and emotionally healthy adults.”
The partnership, launching March 10, 2021, is a culmination of four years in which thousands of Rhode Island educators and students experienced improvements in discipline, school climate, academic achievement and sense of belonging after training in Conscious Discipline with key Sargent staff. These improvements will expand under the partnership as school administrators and educators state-wide receive classroom coaching, exclusive content, professional development workshops, and priority status for attending Conscious Discipline’s public events.
An immersive week-long Summer Institute (August) and a 2-day Building Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms and Schools Workshop (October) are among the public events scheduled in Rhode Island with Dr. Becky Bailey, an SEL pioneer and the founder and originator of Conscious Discipline.
Regarding the collaboration, Dr. Becky Bailey said, ““There is nothing more inspiring than partnership. Conscious Discipline and Sargent Rehabilitation Center’s Regional Resource Center are united in helping all educators and families build the social-emotional skill sets and inner resources needed to manage their external experiences.”
More About Conscious Discipline
Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive, transformative and trauma-informed resiliency program based on current brain research that integrates social and emotional learning, school culture and school-wide discipline. Conscious Discipline is an “adult first, child second” model designed to develop awareness, shift mindsets, and build fundamental capacities and skills in adults first. Adults are then able to use daily activities as an organic SEL-building curriculum, and co-create compassionate and equitable school environments with children.
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