Teaching with strengths in trauma-affected students: a new approach to healing and growth in the classroom.

  title={Teaching with strengths in trauma-affected students: a new approach to healing and growth in the classroom.},
  author={Tom Brunzell and Lea Waters and Helen Stokes},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={85 1},
T he National Child Traumatic Stress Network in the United States reports that up to 40% of students have experienced, or been witness to, traumatic stressors in their short lifetimes. These include home destabilization, violence, neglect, sexual abuse, substance abuse, death, and other adverse childhood experiences. The effects of trauma on a child severely compound the ability to self-regulate and sustain healthy relationships. In the classroom, the effects of trauma may manifest as attention… 
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