On Tuesday, President Trump told 800,000 young people in the U.S. that they don’t belong here. At Lincoln, we are outraged
While the country reels over Charlottesville, children ready their backpacks for the first day of school. Teachers place the finishing touches on the walls of their classrooms. As we reflect on our upcoming lessons, many of us are grappling with how to respond to the insidious events witnessed worldwide in a small college town in Virginia.
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The offenses begin innocently enough.
Kids watching a movie smear cake frosting on each other. A Monopoly game is overturned. A distraught child hurls whatever is within reach — a tissue box, a shoe, a blanket, dominoes, a cell phone.
In California’s shelters for abused and neglected children, these youthful outbursts can become crimes. The instigators of the cake fight are arrested and accused of inciting a mob. A girl who grabbed her stuffed bear and blanket before flinging books is taken into custody for assault. Another girl is booked at juvenile hall for battery after hitting someone with a pack of hot dog buns during a tussle.
On July 17 at The Commonwealth Club of Northern California, foster parent and CEO of Lincoln, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development.