Training Course: Justice in the Classroom

Educators have the instrumental responsibility of meeting the needs of diverse learners.

When individual differences combine with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the classroom can feel unsafe and confusing for students. Adversity in childhood is common. Every child likely experiences family, societal, and community events that may have negative impact. This is especially true as we emerge from the pandemic. Research shows that childhood adversity can inhibit social emotional functions and contributes to cascading educational difficulties. This can be compounded by the lingering effect of a sustained crisis like a pandemic which likely has a long- term impact.

Creating responsive environments provides a safe space where ALL students can achieve academic success. 

This is essential for children who grow up in foster care and for whom few available services understand what they have endured.

For 20+ YEARS, Peace4Kids has engaged in discovery with youth in foster care. Our anthropological approach revealed the common strengths and behaviors essential for successful academic and personal development of youth in foster care. In partnership with Hope Education Research Solutions, we converted these findings into a training program. Our goal: improve educational environments for all students impacted by childhood adversity and toxic stress.

This immersive training course is designed for classroom educators, administrators, staff and community members who support student outcomes. Our trainers are child welfare professionals, educators, and adults with lived foster care experience.

Course Objectives


the unique cultural assets and strengths that youth in foster care possess.



classroom management skills through self-care practices necessary to improve learner behavior and retention for those who have endured childhood adversity.


curriculum, visual aids, and language to create inclusive learning environments that minimize unintended triggers for a diverse student body.


mind, body and emotional triggers to support the creation of safe spaces for children, colleagues and caregivers.

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