Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a profound impact on a child’s ability to learn. Key to ensuring that all students can thrive academically is identifying and supporting students who have experienced multiple ‘adverse childhood experiences’ or ACEs.
Trauma-informed care prepares educators and others to better respond to students with adverse childhood experiences. It is an approach that recognizes how these experiences may affect a child in the classroom, and it gives educators tools they can implement to support students who have experienced trauma. The Adverse Childhood Experiences study performed by the Center for Disease Control found that traumatic experiences during childhood have a tremendous impact on future social and health problems.
Pete Hall, an author of the book Fostering Resilient Learners, presents to U-46 school resiliency team leaders on May 2, 2019.