How can we support healing & create resilience in our schools?
The Carrington Connections Network (CCN) has, as its mission, the creation and maintenance of trauma-informed resiliency in K-12 schools.
We're Here to Support Educators
We remove silos, creating connections that are based on shared goals, high-standard training, and a common language—all invaluable during times of crisis, grief, and trauma.
But we know that your resources are scarce. We also know that concerns around mental health and violence in the classroom are continuing to increase. Through the CCN, we are meeting these challenges head on. Some of our districts collaborate with local mental health providers or seek grants to assist with the cost of the CCN training. We may be able to suggest funding resources, or help you with grant-writing consultation.
And to those of you who do this hard and holy work of shaping our next generations: thank you. We believe that any aspect of this model that may be incorporated into your practice will fundamentally change the culture not only in your school, but in your community. We are all going to get through this—we will just do it all so much easier if we stay connected. We look forward to our work together.
Dr. Jody Carrington
Bestselling Canadian author of “Kids These Days:
A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting With Those We Teach, Lead, and Love”
Dr. Jody Carrington is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma. For ten years, she worked on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where she became a believer in the power of the relationship in assisting children and their families who are struggling with emotional disregulation. She has developed a particular passion working with teachers and school staff, who often spend more time during the day that their primary caregivers do.
Senior Educational Advisors
Darlene Ferris, M.Ed
Director of Wellness, Wild Rose School Division
Assistant Superintendent, Elk Island Catholic School Division
Dr. Reagan Weeks
Assistant Superintendent, Prairie Rose School Division
Superintendent, Fort Vermillion School Division
MSW, BSW, RSW