The Institute's new program, Inclusive and Equitable Futures: Trauma-Informed Practice in Preschool Supports, is seeking Pennsylvania residents to be a part of its advisory board.

This project is in partnership with the College of Public Health at Temple University. This project is funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

Providing Trauma-Informed Tools

This program provides preschool students, families, and school staff with trauma-informed tools to reduce exclusionary disciplinary policies that target Black students and students of color with developmental disabilities as part of the preschool-to-prison pipeline.  

Advisory Board members will:

  • meet virtually two times per year, for two years (eight hours total);
  • provide feedback and ideas;
  • collaborate on the design of online training materials, videos, and resources;
  • be paid for participating.

Who Should Apply?

People of color with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and experience with school-based disciplinary action, and caregivers of preschool children of color and with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To become an advisory board member or ask questions, contact Eva Weiss at or 215-204-7177.