Perspectives from the Field

Join the conversation! At our interactive talk show hosted by Shawn Petty, our special guests and audience members get together and explore topics of interest to educators from all walks of life.

Our 2020-2021 series Resilience tackles some of the biggest issues facing our children today. We dive deep with our guests on the global pandemic, systemic racism, opportunity and achievement gaps, and so much more.

Check out the recordings from the virtual edition of the talk show below — and register for upcoming webinars!

Host

Shawn C. Petty

Training and Development Manager, Westat White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellow

Shawn believes that out-of-school-time programming is vital for enhancing life chances for our nation’s underserved students. He co-plans the Perspectives from the Field Talk Show at Beyond School Hours to fuel his passion for delivering great training content to educators in fun, creative and engaging ways.

Our 2018-2019 series A Close-Up on Trauma discussed challenges and strategies related to overcoming adverse childhood experiences, while illuminating how trauma-informed practice can positively impact children’s health, well-being, and education.

We continued the conversation about trauma-informed practice in our 2019-2020 series The Bigger Picture, taking a step back to look at the environmental effects that contribute to adverse childhood experiences and how to tackle some of those challenges.

2020-2021: Resilience

Resilience and Multiculturalism

September 16, 2020

Guest: Julie Wild-Curry, Director of 21st CCLC Programs in Fairbanks, Alaska
Synopsis: Shawn and Julie discussed multiculturalism from Alaska’s unique perspective, as well as drawing from Julie’s own personal experiences both as a child and as an educator.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 9-16-20 

Resilience and Systemic Racism

June 18, 2020

Guest: Jacquelyn Santiago, Chief Executive Officer of COMPASS Youth Collaborative
Synopsis: Shawn and Jacquelyn had an authentic, powerful, and personal conversation about privilege, systemic racism, equity, and the best ways to support and empower youth.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 6-18-20

2019-2020: The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Community Resources and Childhood Trauma

January 30, 2020

Guest: Sharon Darling, President and Founder of the National Center for Families Learning
Synopsis: Shawn and Sharon discussed a multigenerational approach to providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in high-need neighborhoods.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 1-30-20.

The Bigger Picture: Health Disparities and Childhood Trauma

September 11, 2019

Guest: Dr. Dayna Long, Medical Director at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Synopsis: Shawn and Dr. Long addressed social and environmental factors that contribute to health, as well as strategies for connecting underserved youth with community resources.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 9-11-19
Additional resources: PDF of Dr. Long’s slides

The Bigger Picture: Domestic Violence and Childhood Trauma

May 21, 2019

Guest: Dr. Colleen Lelli, Director of the Center for Trauma and Domestic Violence Education at Cabrini University
Synopsis: Shawn and Dr. Lelli explore ways to support children who have experienced trauma, especially domestic violence — and how to prevent and spread awareness of domestic violence to stop the problem before it starts.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 5-21-19
Additional resources: Resources from Dr. Lelli

2018-2019: A Close-Up on Trauma

A Close-Up on Mentoring to Overcome Trauma

January 17, 2019

Guest: Anna Blount, Founder and CEO of Team Up Mentoring
Synopsis: Shawn and Anna held an interactive conversation about the positive role that mentoring can play in the life of a child who has suffered trauma.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 1-17-19

A Close-Up on Youth Trauma and Violence

September 12, 2018

Guest: Jacquelyn Santiago, Chief Executive Officer of COMPASS Youth Collaborative
Synopsis: Shawn and Jacquelyn discussed a system of strategies for building trust with young people to help them rise above violence and pursue a better life.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 9-12-18

A Close-Up on Trauma-Informed Practice

May 15, 2018

Guest: Dr. Colleen Lelli, Director of the Center for Trauma and Domestic Violence Education at Cabrini University
Synopsis: Shawn and Dr. Lelli led an interactive discussion about approaches to working with children exposed to traumatic events or conditions.
Check out the recording here: Perspectives 5-15-18