Fresh off the press: Fall 2012 Newsletter!
International Pull — calls from around the world: This year we have received requests for Toolbox from – India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, Colombia, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Greece — as well as from California, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.
New Schools in 2012 included: Ross Valley, Chico, Kenwood, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Forestville, Richmond, San Rafael, Oakland, and Seaside.
Expansion - Dovetail Learning is now in 78 schools, bringing The Toolbox Project to a total of 26,000 students in 8 counties and 18 cities in Northern CA. In 2013 we will add only 15 new schools while we focus on building infrastructure to scale to a national and international audience. We are building a waiting list for our 2013 schools. We are also looking to build a Train-the-Trainer program, with a possible pilot in the summer of 2013.
Richmond 2011-15: The Toolbox Project is embedded in six schools in the inner city of Richmond, West Contra Costa County, CA. We are changing the lives of children and families <see our film – Into Richmond>. All schools have committed to making Toolbox an integral element of their strong academic programs. Richmond is making plans to bring Toolbox to all 38 elementary schools over the next 3-5 years.
CPI/Bellevue Collaborative Project 2010 – 2013 Dovetail Learning is partnered with California Parenting Institute (CPI) in a Student Assistance project in Bellevue School District, Santa Rosa, CA. Under a grant from Sonoma County’s Mental Health Services Department (Mental Health Services Act, Prevention and Early Intervention program), The Toolbox Project is the core of an integrated approach to supporting children in elementary schools. The Toolbox curriculum has been implemented in K-6 classrooms in all four elementary schools, to facilitate the healthy emotional development of students. Children are supported by a counseling intern who is helping classrooms bring Toolbox alive in the daily experience of school life. CPI provides parent workshops and in-home parenting support, on a referral basis, using Toolbox and Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) methods.
Santa Rosa’s Rincon Valley 2012-13: The Toolbox Project is in its second year in all 9 elementary schools of Santa Rosa’s Rincon Valley School District. This exciting development was made possible by the strong support of Rincon Valley’s superintendent, Dr. Casey D’Angelo. Dr. D’Angelo had previously been in Wright School District, where our foundational research was conducted by WestEd in 2009.