Trauma Informed Schools: How child maltreatment prevention, detection, and intervention can be integrated into the school-setting
2016 Conference – Trauma Informed Schools: How child maltreatment prevention, detection, and intervention can be integrated into the school-setting
Oct 10, 2016 – Oct 11, 2016
More than ever before, schools and teachers are called upon to identify and respond to the unique challenges of childhood trauma. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) estimates that one out of every four students in U.S. schools has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. In particular, children who experience the trauma of maltreatment often have difficulties inside and outside of the classroom. These challenges can negatively affect educational well-being and often persist over the long-term, creating unnecessary barriers to learning and independence.