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Trauma Informed

Trauma-Informed Schools Need Trauma-Informed Policies

Childhood trauma is in the news every day, from school shootings to the opioid crisis to separation at the border. While some stories are highlighted in the media, every community has children we never...

Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures By Students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health. The new requirement is part of a law rushed through the state legislature after the February shooting at...
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...
Erratic Teenage Behavior

When Erratic Teenage Behavior Means Something More

Mary Rose O’Leary has shepherded three children into adulthood, and teaches art and music to middle-school students. Despite her extensive personal and professional experience with teens, the Eagle Rock, Calif., resident admits she’s often perplexed...

After Shooting, ‘Honor How Kids Want To Deal With Their Feelings’

With so much coverage of last week’s grisly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students, parents and others are struggling to cope. Christine Sylvest, a child psychologist in Rockville, Md., has a unique perspective. She grew...
Try not to be Penn State

This Holiday Weekend, Try Not to Be Penn State

As usual, the Onion has published a satire that hits the truth right on the head. They have nailed Penn State: The nation’s nearly 320 million citizens all confirmed that the Penn State community’s repeated denials of...
Mental Healthcare

Mental Health Care for Foster Children

The children in America's foster care system face a tremendous amount of psychological stress. Many have been removed from traumatic home situations because of neglect or physical or sexual abuse. Their life in foster care...

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