Trauma, LGBT struggles discussed

first_imgLocal News WhatsApp Student Health Advisory CouncilTrauma informed schools and an overview of the struggles faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students were discussed at an Ector County Independent School District Student Health Advisory Council meeting Thursday.According to information presented by Executive Director of Guidance and Counseling Nancy Vanley, any experience that leaves a person feeling hopeless, helpless, fearing for their life or survival, their safety, or the life, safety or survival of a loved one is a trauma.Vanley said the experiences can be real or perceived. Some examples of trauma are neglect, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, natural disaster and incarceration of a loved one.She said she would like to have more people trained to recognize students who have experienced trauma and be able to teach students coping skills.Untreated trauma can lead to a variety of academic impacts such as lower GPA, decreased reading ability, learning deficiencies, increased school absences and dropout rate and increased suspensions and expulsions.But, Vanley’s presentation said trauma informed schools focused on social and emotional learning increases performance on standardized tests and grades, leads to improved school climate and other benefits.Director of Nursing Services Laura Mathew talked about some of the insights gathered from high school students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In material distributed to SHAC members, it says students said their main difficulties resulted from telling their parents they were LGBT. Parents often don’t know how to respond and some condemn their behavior denying them the support they need, her report said.“Students described feeling more supported at school than at home at times. Their main support came from other students who would simply allow them to talk and who would listen and accept them no matter what they said,” the report said.SHAC members voted to ask that ECISD staff view a video training on treating LGBT students respectfully. The request would be for the 2018 school year. WhatsApp Trauma, LGBT struggles discussed Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter By admin – January 13, 2018 Previous articleCatholic high school opening pushed backNext articlePlastic surgeon grafts fat adminlast_img read more

Renewables supplied 45.8% of Spain’s electricity in first half of ’18

first_imgRenewables supplied 45.8% of Spain’s electricity in first half of ’18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:A combination of good meteorological conditions in the first half of 2018 has led Spain to cover 45.8% of the electricity demand on its grid via renewable energy sources (the figure excludes the Balearic and Canary Islands).Wind energy systems were the peninsula’s primary source of electricity, covering 22.6% of its electricity demand, the highest penetration of any type of energy, renewable or not. “Compared with the first six months of 2017, wind production has increased by 10.4%,” added the REE.Hydropower also grew by a staggering 74% in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, which was a particularly dry year. From January to June 2018, hydro energy systems generated 20,821 GWh, which corresponds to 16.9% of the total demand.Solar energy contributed an additional 4.6% in the same period, comprising 3% PV power and 1.6% of electricity generated by solar thermal systems.Taking into account the contribution of nuclear energy, which supplied 20.6% to the Spanish mainland’s electricity demand, and the second highest electricity contribution after this, wind, REE says that “technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere represented 67.5% of the generation of the first half of the year.”More: Spain covers 45.8% of H1 2018 electricity demand with renewableslast_img read more

Relationship development skills: Journey to success

first_imgWhen working with branch managers, MZ Bierly Consulting refers to relationship development skills as a progression that involves four stages. “We are very careful to use the word progression as it implies that you are not necessarily stuck in any one stage,” maintains Buck Bierly, president of MZ Bierly Consulting in Malvern, Pennsylvania. “We tell the sales leadership team, ‘You can move somebody from Stage 1 to Stage 2 in 90 to 120 days, but moving somebody from Stage 2 to Stage 3 would take you a year to a year and a half. So in the end, what we want to imply here is that you’re stuck in that stage because you want to be stuck in that stage. You don’t want to change your skills, because you can progress if you work at it.”Now that’s a slight oversimplification because this is tied into fundamental interpersonal communication and cognitive skills. But in the end, a lot of the people who work in branches just have never been asked to stretch those skills as far as we’re talking about here. “With appropriate accountability and coaching, it’s possible to get them there,” says Bierly.Tip: Many branch managers never progress through the stages because their bosses never really developed those skills. “If you’ve got Stage 1, Stage 2 people coaching Stage 1, Stage 2 people you’re not going to see too many branch managers getting any further than their bosses,” notes Bierly.The Four StagesThe four stages of relationship development span from “reacting to opportunities” to “developing new opportunities.” In Stages 1 and 2, bankers tend to focus on products; in Stages 3 and 4, they focus on building end-to-end relationships with business owners. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Golubovskaya fights through nagging injuries in home debut

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ While Guzal Yusupova clinched the final match and secured the Orange’s sixth straight win, it was the resilience of Sofya Golubovskaya in her home debut that could have long term consequences for Syracuse’s seasonSyracuse (6-0, 1-0 ACC) has struggled to stay healthy so far this season, including ankle injuries to both Polina Kozyreva and Sonya Treshcheva. And on Saturday, with Boston College  (7-2, 0-2 ACC) visiting Drumlins Country Club, the Orange prevailed despite injuries once again. One of Syracuse’s key pieces, Golubovskaya, had been sidelined for the past month. The junior made her 2020 home debut at the No. 3 doubles with Zeynep Erman and No. 2 singles Saturday. While her doubles game went unfinished, and she ultimately fell in singles play, the health and success of Golubovskaya will be vital for the Orange going forward.“It was this morning,” said Syracuse head coach Younes Limam on when they knew Golubovskaya would play. “We talked to her, we talked to our trainer and she said I’ll do anything for our team and she sure did.”During her return with Erman in their match against Boston College’s Hailey Wilcox and Natasha Irani, Golubovskaya played with confidence. The Orange grabbed the early break from a Golubovskaya backhand winner at 30-40 and went up 3-1. The Eagles rallied two games of their own until Erman held serve at 4-3 before a medical timeout. The athletic trainer treated Golubovskaya’s lower back and stretched her lower body. It was the start of constant attention Golubovskaya needed throughout Saturday’s match.“I wanted to go out there for my team and want to do everything that I could, so that’s what kept me in there,” said Golubovskaya.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGolubovskaya and Erman’s match went unfinished after Boston College won the other two doubles matches to win the overall doubles point. And with their continued struggles in doubles play, Syracuse was once again reliant on singles success.In her singles match, Boston College’s senior captain Kylie Wilcox stood across the net from Golubovskaya. The 6-foot Wilcox’s power was the difference early as Golubovskaya couldn’t find her rhythm and fell down 3-6. During the break between sets, Golubovskaya requested more medical attention. This time it was her right shoulder. But out of the timeout, and up 2-1, an unforced error from Wilcox gave Golubovskaya the break. She released a “come on,” walking to the other side of the court.The treatment continued on her right shoulder, but in the second set, Golubovskaya dominated, 6-1, to even it up at one set apiece.“I stopped rushing and my mistakes were gone,” Golubovskaya said.In the final set, fatigue began to factor in. In the third set Golubovskaya continually grabbed her right shoulder, she didn’t have the energy towards the back end of the match, she said. Wilcox ended the No. 2 singles contest on an ace down the outside service line and handed Golubovskaya the loss, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.While Golubovskaya fought off her injuries Saturday and showed flashes of her 34-26 form from last season, she was hesitant to comment on her health for upcoming matches.“We will see,” Golubovskaya said postgame. “I have to talk to our coaches and the trainers.” Comments Published on February 15, 2020 at 7:17 pm Contact Bailey: [email protected] last_img read more