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Childhood Trauma Editors

Childhood Trauma Editors
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Our Childhood Trauma editors review and select the most relevant articles from across the country, to keep our community up to date on developing issues. Readers who discover an article they feel should be shared with the entire community are encouraged to bring it to their attention by sending the article’s link to them at editor.trauma@cwamerica.org. Maureen McGurk is the current editor of Childhood Trauma.
Policeman

Some Schools Want To Replace Armed Guards With Therapists, & It’s A Huge Step...

The topic of armed security or police in schools has always been one of great debate. Now, following some national push to arm teachers as well, after the Florida high school shooting, it's become...
Trauma Child

Why I Worry About the ACE-Aware Movement’s Impact

Practitioners across a range of disciplines who work carefully and respectfully and operate within the bounds of their professional registrations are perhaps, like me, feeling slightly ill-at-ease in the wake of the recent “ACE-aware”...
Pamela Cantor

How Mental Health, Trauma and Stress Shape Educational Outcomes

Pamela Cantor knows first-hand how a child’s environment and early experiences can affect their educational outcomes. She knows this not only because she is a child psychiatrist who has studied how the human brain responds...
School Library

One University’s Compassionate Plan for Teaching Students Resilience

Young adults are extremely stressed-out these days—and colleges across America are scrambling to support them. In 2013, a group of top-flight colleges including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania formed the Resilience Project to...
Classroom Teacher

Schools See Fallout from Students’ Home Lives, Take on Trauma

Teachers started seeing it several years ago: More and more students were acting out in class, their behaviors more frequent and more extreme. And it was happening even among the very youngest children. Now experts...
Safe & Supportive Schools

Creating Safe and Supportive Schools: 5 Promising Areas for Policy Change

A positive school climate is the cornerstone of a healthy, safe, and nurturing learning environment. To improve school climate, we need to meaningfully examine and address policies and practices that harm or alienate young...

The Invisible Signs to Look for on the First Day of School

As we begin the school year, let’s not ignore the signs of poverty in the United States. Some families can afford to spend their August on vacation, learning from new places. Travel is an...

Teens’ Brains May Be Molded by Living With Neighborhood Violence

Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your...

Some 350 Florida Leaders Expected to Attend Think Tank with Dr. Vincent Felitti, Co-Principal...

Leaders from across the Sunshine State will take part in a “Think Tank” in Naples, FL, on Monday, August 6, to help create a more trauma-informed Florida. The estimated 350 attendees will include policy makers and community...

A Public School That Not Only Keeps Children Safe, But Heals

After the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida earlier this year, schools are at the epicenter of national debates on gun violence and mental health. How can teachers and administrators deal with troubled...

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