Cultivate… HOPE with neuroscience to overcome early trauma

Last week, Dr. Bruce Perry presented to thousands of Oklahoma educators on how childhood experiences impact our brains and how to use a neurobiology-informed approach, also known as the Neurosequential Model, to better understand our children’s behaviors and their need for individualized care. Here is a video that explains developmental trauma and how using Dr.…

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Cultivate… HOPE by asking questions for a growth mindset

Do you know what the difference is between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? According to Carol Dweck’s Mindset Theory, a growth mindset is when we “believe that even basic talents and abilities can be developed over time through experience, mentorship…” and a fixed mindset is believing that our basic qualities, intelligence, talents, and…

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Cultivate… HOPE by building connections and sense of security

Today, we will look at Dr. Ginsburg’s third “C” of resilience: Competence Confidence Connection Character Contribution Coping Control Having close relationships with family, friends, and the community develops a sense of security and creates pathways for us to pursue our goals and dreams. Studies have shown that people who have high hope have better psychological…

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