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Educating At Risk Youth
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An at-risk student is a student who, by virtue of their circumstances, is statistically more likely than others to fail academically. Those determining the criteria of at-risk status often focus on ethnic minorities, those who are academically disadvantaged, those who are disabled, those who are characterized by low socioeconomic status, and students on a probationary status over past behavioral issues.

An at-risk student is a student who, by virtue of their circumstances, is statistically more likely than others to fail academically. But there are programs in place to help these students succeed. We will discuss some of them with our guests Elizabeth Power, CEO of EPower & Associates, Inc., and Susan Kornblit Strom, author of Born Angry, who is also teacher of 11th & 12th grade students in a high school in Lancaster CA which is in LA County.


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Educviii: Elizabeth Power

Elizabeth Power is CEO of E-Power and Associates INC. Her work consists of using learning to reduce the time, cost and trauma of healing for everyone involved; the people who provide the services, and those who receive them. She knows the power of relationship as the central healing agent in recovery from overwhelming experience, especailly those beginning in early childhood.
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Educviii: Susan Kornblit Strom

Susan Kornblit Strom is author of BORN ANGRY and is a high school teacher in Lancaster California. She has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. Her second book, BORN ANGRY TOO is currently in progress.
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Links to Related Websites:
Trauma Recovery Connection

This site has been developed to help you or someone you know recover from trauma or work with trauma survivors. This is the place to learn more about trauma responsive living; from trauma informed care to recovery and organizational change.


Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Elizabeth Power
Elizabeth Power, M. Ed., CEO of EPower & Associates, Inc.is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, teacher, and consultant. Her firm's specialty is helping organizations make and manage change through learning and doing. Her mastery of diverse interests and innovation has been recognized worldwide through awards and publications across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Her firm provides services in the mental health and disability communities and to early childhood educators, families, parents and teachers. She works in crossl-cultural adaptation of programs with a variety of communities.

She is part of an NIMH research project assessing the effectiveness of the use of the core principles of Risking Connection by Primary Care Providers in their clinical settings. Her firm is the provider of Risking Connection training and Trauma-Informed Care consulting to King County, WA's SAMHSA Transformation to Trauma-Informed Care.

She is, as it is said, "smarter than a pack of police dogs, funnier than a six pack of funny bones on go-juice, and and as adept at change as chameleon clambering through a costume ball." When you need a speaker with humor, depth, wisdom and motivation, she's the one.


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Susan Kornblit Strom
Sue presently is a teacher of mostly 11th and 12th grade students in a high school in Lancaster CA which is in LA County. She has been with this high school district for the past 13 years and claims it has been quite a ride. Sue came from the North East Coast where it is what she considers normal. She began her growing up in Philadelphia, but finished in Reading, PA after being born in NYC. She always tried to escape from Reading, but always wound up going back. Once she began teaching there, she understood why it kept calling her back. She learned most of her valuable life lessons there with family and friends. She wants to relate some of these life lessons learned as well as values to those that read this book. She hopes to inform and inspire.

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