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A Note from the Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools: 

Dear Sonoma County Educators and Community Partners,

I'm excited to share this opportunity to deepen your understanding of community resiliency and healing through our Conversations in Community series. We have a unique responsibility to impact the lives of our students positively, and this series will equip us with powerful new tools to create resiliency and healing in our classrooms, schools, and community.

The Conversations in Community learning series kicks off with an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of trauma-informed care, including Dr. Bruce Perry and Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. Their compelling research underscores the critical importance of understanding how trauma affects individuals and communities, and how we can promote individual and collective healing.


Sonoma County has experienced acute trauma from wildfires, floods, the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and growing economic disparities. This series is highly relevant to our work as we seek to meet the unique needs of our students and community during these challenging times. Participating in this learning series will give you valuable insights and practical strategies for addressing trauma and promoting healing in your students and community. You will also receive a free book and a stipend for attending the Wednesday, August 2nd, book discussion and listening session.

I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skills. Together, we can make a powerful and positive difference in the lives of our students and our community.

Thank you for your dedication to our students and for your ongoing commitment to learning and growth as educators and community partners. 

Dr. Amie Carter

Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools

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