• Milestones

    Writing this newsletter marks a milestone for me. My life at Echo has provided an opportunity to attempt to become…

  • Conference 2017 Highlights

    When Echo first announced the theme for this year’s conference – Social & Historical Trauma – some were worried about…

  • Echo Welcomes Canadian Vistors

    Echo hosted a delegation from Montreal School District this week. On Monday, they kicked up their heels at the one-day…

  • How to be Trauma-Informed – for Real!

    Okay, we’ve got it: Not “what’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who…

  • Annual Appeal: Echo Appreciates You!

    Imagine a world where all children are promised a childhood filled with empathy and connection, free of physical and emotional harm;…

  • Help for the Holidays

    Hi all! My name is James. I’m a new trainer at Echo and excited to be a part of Echo…

  • Sustaining Support

    That teaching is stressful work is hardly news. But the extent to which teachers experience toxic stress in connection with…

  • True Resilience

        I recently came across an article in the NY times by Paul Seghal called “The Profound Emptiness of ‘Resilience” I…

  • Healthy Rage and Trauma?

    “The pain of rage is a normal and predictable response to perpetual experiences with degradation, devaluation, and domination. It is…

  • Empathy Takes Practice

    by Co-Executive Director, Diana Ayala Every time I hear the word empathy outside of my work environment I begin to pay…

  • Do’s and Don’ts of a Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classroom

    The summer break is upon us and right now parents and teachers are taking a much-deserved deep breath before jumping into…

  • The ACEs You Don’t Know…Adverse Community Experiences

    Echo has recently expanded its focus to look at Adverse Community Experiences. What is that, you may ask. The Adverse…

  • 2016 Changing the Paradigm Post Conference

    Echo Parenting & Education Changing the Paradigm Conference 2016  “See it, believe it, act on it!” That was the exhortation…

  • Journey to Healing – Our Year End Appeal

     With support from community partners like you, last year alone Echo trained nearly 2,500 parents through community classes and classes in domestic…

  • Stories from the Whole School Initiative

    This month, Echo was invited to participate in a webinar hosted by Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd for educators in the…

  • How to Talk to Kids About Domestic Violence

    Echo has been working with domestic violence shelters for many years, helping parents and children who have experienced domestic violence.…

  • Childhood Trauma – Disability or Injustice?

    by Louise Godbold You may have noticed the recent media attention about the Compton Unified School District lawsuit (NPR and…

  • South Bay Wednesday Evenings 6-Week Series Starting October 12

    Parenting is one of the most creative and exhausting jobs you’ll ever have. Sometimes you’ll find yourself saying or doing…

  • Dear Future Teacher

    My Dream Letter to My Kids’ Teacher Here’s some info that will help you work with my kids this year.…

  • Celebrating Fathers Every Day

    Now that the Father’s Day celebrations are over and the touching tributes on Facebook scrolled past, how do we continue…