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James Encinas

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A former actor and teacher, now parent education specialist, James teaches probationers about prevention of child abuse and domestic violence--and how to heal their own emotional damage. He wrote Wheeling to Healing...Broken Heart on a Bicycle: Understanding and Healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences, a book and a 26-week curriculum. While teaching at Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA, James was a role model for the Latino population and founded a not-for-profit endowment to strengthen ties between parents, teachers, students and community members. He is a Fellow from the first class of Aspen Institute’s Teacher Leaders, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and an activist for healing.