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Restorative Practices sessions are designed to promote well-being, growth, and educational equity to nurture the full potential of educational practitioners, schools, and communities.

ACT 48 and NASW credits are available upon request.

Who should attend?

  • Homeless liaisons.
  • School staff supporting students and families experiencing homelessness.
  • Community colleagues and partners.
  • Other children- and youth-serving professionals.
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The Replenish Series: Let’s Grow is part of CSC’s Restorative Practices Pennsylvania’s American Rescue Plan – Homeless Children and Youth Initiative.

Managing Screen Time

March 12, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Over 90% of youth in the United States have a smartphone or other technological device with access to the internet. Today, many children and youth spend over eight hours a day in front of screens (outside of online learning engagement) scrolling through social media feeds, streaming videos, gaming, browsing the internet, texting, etc. Research demonstrates that screen time is also disproportionately higher for students living in poverty. While there are benefits to using technological devices, high amounts of screen time can be harmful. Explore the dangerous effects of too much screen time and promising strategies for educators to help students and families manage screen time for a more balanced and healthier lifestyle.

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Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.

Meet our instructor, Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.

Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., is an award-winning professor and the endowed chair of social justice education at Stetson University, President of the National Coalition for the Homeless Board, and the Executive Director of the Institute for Catalyzing Equity, Justice, and Social Change

She is also the co-Chair of the Equity and Justice SIG for International Society for Teacher Education, and the founder of the Poverty and Homelessness Conference, University Dream Scholars, Acts of Kindness and Justice Movement, and the faculty advisor for the Student Homeless Coalition. Dr. Shankar-Brown is an interdisciplinary educational scholar of social and environmental justice, community organizer, cultural strategist, human rights activist, poet, and artist. She began her career as a public-school teacher and has worked in a variety of transformative leadership roles with communities, organizations, government agencies, corporations, and schools in urban, rural, and suburban areas across the United States and around the world.

As an internationally renowned educational expert in transformative education, equity centered practices, healing centered engagement, and arts integration, she has presented around the globe and authored leading works including a national educational justice book series and a collection of poetry. In addition to being a passionate educator-scholar, she is a devoted Amma (mom) and chai enthusiast.