At El Dorado, our focus is on educating the whole child.  The Wellness Center was started at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year with the intentional goal of providing students with the space and time to restoratively solve their problems and regulate their emotions. The Wellness Center is divided into three sections to support students’ social emotional needs and development. The sections are the “Calm it down” corner, the “Talk out corner”, and the “We work together” space. “Talk it out” is what El Dorado refers to as the restorative corner of the Wellness Center. This corner of the Wellness Center was designed utilizing Restorative Practices, which are based on principles and processes that emphasize the importance of positive relationships as central to building community and restoring relationships when harm has occurred. “Calm it down” is what El Dorado refers to as the corner of the Wellness Center where students can choose from a variety of tools to help them regulate their emotions. The “Calm it down” corner is based on trauma sensitive practices which takes into account students life experiences when addressing student behavior and student needs. Both Restorative Practices and trauma informed practices shift thinking towards an inquisitive approach where staff ensure that student’s social and emotional needs are a priority. “We work together” is where staff conduct social skills groups with students. These groups target students who need additional support and focus on emotion regulation, communication skills, problem solving, and building alliances across differences.

 
Take a tour of our Wellness Center

Take a tour of our Wellness Center

 
 
 
 
 
 

Trauma Informed Practices

 
 

Growth Mindset