The Reading Public Schools has been invited to attend a Conference on Trauma-Informed Approaches in School: Supporting Girls of Color and Rethinking Discipline on Monday, September 19th at the White House in Washington, D.C. The Conference is being sponsored by The White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality (Center on Poverty), and The National Crittenton Foundation (TNCF). Our district was invited to attend because of the work that we have doing with trauma-sensitive schools, school discipline, and/or health supports (including mental health supports). This convening will bring together a number of select states and districts, as well as key researchers and experts in this topic, and nonprofit partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving supports and outcomes for this vulnerable population. Superintendent of Schools John Doherty, Director of Student Services Carolyn Wilson, and District Leader of Social and Emotional Learning Sara Burd will be representing the district at the Conference.