Learning and Trauma

classrooms trauma and learning

Helping Traumatized Children Learn I just finished reading a chapter of the book titled “Helping Traumatized Children Learn”. This report was a collaboration with Harvard Law School and The Task Force on Children Affected by Domestic Violence. The basics of the book are: • Chapter 1 – The impact of trauma on learning • Chapter…

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Chronic Stress and Trauma

childhood stress

I listened to an interesting TED talk last week about childhood trauma and thought I would share a few highlights of it.  It was by Dr. Burke Harris, a pediatrician who has written a book titled The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. (If you would like to listen to the talk…

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Lessons from my Dad

elderly man

I am continuing my series about lessons my dad taught me as he was going through the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease with an application to living with traumatized children. Here are a few more of those lessons: Traumatized children need positive reminders “Hi Dad it’s Deb”. Every time that I see Dad I introduce…

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