One out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and behavior. Every year the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assault related injuries would fill every seat in nine stadiums. The exposure to trauma can create physical and emotional distress and impact school performance and learning. Parents and teachers can help reduce the impact of trauma. Below are resources to get started with trauma-informed practices.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – Provides information and resources on types of trauma, trauma-informed care, and treatment.
Psychological and Behavioral Impact of Trauma, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network –