Paper Tigers Film and Trauma-Informed Education

Bartholomew County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) 
hosted free Trauma-Informed Education Events in September.
CYD Partners can now check out the Paper Tigers Documentary learn more below.

Stressed brains can’t learn.
— Jim Sporleder, Lincoln Alternative High School Principal

Over 120 community stakeholders who serve and support youth and families attended Paper Tigers Documentary viewing events this September. Thanks to the generosity of Judge Mollo, the Paper Tigers DVD is available for one-week check out block reservations so that Bartholomew County organizations can share with staff, volunteers, parents, caregivers, and young adults. 

To learn more, contact Heather Carson, CYD Coordinator, at

SEPTEMBER 2017 | Events Review


September 14, 2017 -
Free bartholomew county Viewing Paper Tigers Documentary

Description: This award winning film documents a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affects families. Opening remarks by Judge Heather Mollo, Magistrate. Due to the honest approach to the subject matter, recommended for mature youth and adults interested in learning more about trauma-informed strategies. 

Location: Columbus East High School Auditorium, 230 S Marr Rd, Columbus, IN 47201

September 15, 2017 -
Paper Tigers Documentary and Trauma-Informed Education
Panel DISCUSSION with Lunch Speaker, Kevin Wanzer

Description: Do you serve or support youth in Bartholomew County? Join us for a free viewing of Paper Tigers followed by a panel discussion to learn more about trauma-informed strategies to better address youth needs. Lunch is provided and will include the thoughtful and entertaining speaker, Kevin Wanzer. Kevin energizes and delights audiences, while empowering them to create and maintain inclusive, positive, productive environments in the workplace, in their communities and beyond. 

Location: YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St, Columbus, IN 47201

WATCH PREVIEW | Paper Tigers Documentary

Learn more about the making of Paper Tigers in this brief video that introduces the filmakers and their powerful documentary:

Thank You

September event refreshments generously provided by the following community partners. 

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