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Girls with risk factors of trauma and abuse have more mental health concerns and high sensitivity to sensory input which may cause problems with concentration, focus and anger in the classroom. Calm Corner will be a place for girls to practice positive coping strategies and regain focus so they can complete classwork.

Pace Center for Girls in Immokalee provides education and counseling to 65 girls ages 12-17 in a nurturing, gender-responsive, trauma-informed, strength-based environment. Girls who attend Pace are behind in school and have 4 or more risk factors, including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, grief, emotional health concerns, low income, substance abuse, domestic violence, or incarceration of family member.

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Calm Corner for Trauma-Informed Classrooms

School:
PACE Center for Girls -Alternative Schools  
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Jama Thurman 
Students Impacted:
65 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
November 26, 2019

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Only $804.00 Needed

 

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Goal

Girls with risk factors of trauma and abuse have more mental health concerns and high sensitivity to sensory input which may cause problems with concentration, focus and anger in the classroom. Calm Corner will be a place for girls to practice positive coping strategies and regain focus so they can complete classwork.

Pace Center for Girls in Immokalee provides education and counseling to 65 girls ages 12-17 in a nurturing, gender-responsive, trauma-informed, strength-based environment. Girls who attend Pace are behind in school and have 4 or more risk factors, including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, grief, emotional health concerns, low income, substance abuse, domestic violence, or incarceration of family member. 

 

What will be done with my students

Calm Corner will provide a safe and quiet space in 12 classrooms/counseling offices for girls who are frustrated, anxious and stressed so they can self-regulate emotions and regain focus instead of acting out in class, leaving class, or withdrawing. Calm Corner will contain sensory tools, relaxation items, and fidgets for girls to use to manage emotions and practice self-soothing skills. Counselor will teach girls how to use the tools effectively in the classroom as positive coping strategies. 

 

Benefits to my students

Girls will show improved focus and concentration during class and will learn to manage their emotions in a positive way using the tools provided. Calm Corner will allow girls to use positive coping skills and relaxation techniques to remain in the classroom and not fall behind. Calm Corner items will teach the girls relaxation skills that can be utilized in class. 

 

Budget Narrative

Calm Corner will be implemented in every classroom and counseling office (12 rooms). Counselors will train girls to use tools in each classroom for managing emotions and regaining focus.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 1 bean bag chair for each classroom (12 rooms) $120.00
2 Coloring book/pencils $24.00
3 fidget packs for 12 rooms ($20 per pack) $240.00
4 assorted items (kinetic sand, tangle, slinky, motion bubbler) for 12 rooms $144.00
5 assorted fidgets (wooden puzzle, gyrobi, snap and click, mini-sphere) $144.00
6 sensory jars $12.00
7 Cards for Calm $60.00
8 Rubbermaid containers for 12 rooms $60.00
  Total: $804.00

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