The Pittsburgh Study Healthy and Thriving Schools Summit

Thursday, June 23, 2022

We hope you will join us at the Summit on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 9 am -noon!

This summit will focus on The Pittsburgh Study (TPS) collaborations with schools and communities to promote child thriving and racial equity, using a healing justice framework.   

We will provide updates on interventions and lessons learned, including young people’s perspectives on the changes they want to see. 

The summit may be especially relevant for youth, parents/caregivers, school administrators, teachers, educators, counselors, mentors, school staff, community organizations working in schools and after school programs, and policymakers.   

*Note: ASL and Spanish interpretations will be available.

Healthy and Thriving Schools Summit Agenda:

Introductions by Cheryl Hall Russell, Felicia Savage Friedman, and Liz Miller 

Opening remarks by Dean Valerie Kinloch, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh 

  • Social Justice, Equity, and Child Thriving 

The 3R’s Initiative:  Reading, Racial Equity, and Relationships 

  • The TPS Early School Age Collaborative will facilitate discussion about how high-quality literacy experiences are inextricably linked to racial equity and relationships 

Chronic Absenteeism – brief review of the research (Dr. Jacquelin Rankine) 

Just Discipline

  • The TPS Middle Childhood Collaborative will share promising findings from the Just Discipline Program Model that focuses on restorative and relational climate models, equitable discipline practices, and capacity building across our region 

Creating Peace and Youth Leadership in Action 

  • Youth who have been involved in racial justice and gender transformative programming will share their efforts to create change in their schools and communities 

Healthy Schools Program

  • Learn about opportunities to strengthen health, wellness, healing, and recovery in our schools 

Building connections and action steps


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