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Events Friday, Oct 29, 2021 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity Keynote

Add to Calendar 2021-10-29 17:00 2021-10-29 18:00 America/New_York Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity Keynote Michael Gregory, professor at Harvard Law School, will discuss "The Role of Law and Courts in Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools" at the virtual institute's keynote address.

The Role of Law and Courts in Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools

The heart of the trauma-sensitive schools movement is the important work educators do to create learning environments where all students feel safe and supported. However, decisions made by judges and lawmakers help set the conditions in which this work takes place, and can have a profound impact on how educators do their work.

Attorney and law professor Michael Gregory will introduce recent legal developments related to trauma-sensitive schools and discuss their potential impacts. In particular, he will provide an overview of two recent federal court cases in which advocates have attempted to secure legal rights to trauma-sensitive education for large groups of students.

Free and open to the public. 

Register for the event on Zoom.

Headshot of speaker Michael Gregory

Michael Gregory is Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS) and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He teaches and practices law as part of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI), where he is managing attorney.

TLPI’s mission is to ensure that all children, including those traumatized by exposure to violence and other adversities, succeed in school.

As a result of TLPI’s advocacy, Massachusetts enacted the Safe and Supportive Schools Framework statute in 2014, a first-of-its-kind law that creates a statewide community of practice to support schools and districts in creating safe and supportive whole-school learning environments.

Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity