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Children and Trauma
Critical Perspectives for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Educational Communities
Myers Education Press
- ISBN 9781975503437
- Language English
- Pages 300 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
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Myers Education Press
- ISBN 9781975503444
- Language English
- Pages 300 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
According to the American Psychological Association (APA, 2015), trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event, which can lead to difficulties with emotional regulation, social relationships, and the development of physical symptoms. Traumatic experiences may include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, experiencing or witnessing violence, war, suicides, and disasters. Because of the prevalence of students with traumatic experiences in K-12 schools, development and use of trauma-informed practices (TIP) is currently increasing in educational spaces across the United States as educators and others who work with children become more aware of how socio-emotional development and exposure to trauma places children on a pathway through adulthood. Because of growth in these areas, it is important for educators and others who work with children to have a resource to consult. Children and Trauma: Critical Perspectives for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Educational Communities provides teachers, administrators, and others involved in education with an understanding of trauma-informed practices and explains how they can be used in the classroom. Additionally, school districts could utilize this text to implement professional development, particularly if they are considering creating a districtwide trauma-informed system.
Perfect for courses such as: Trauma-Informed Educational Practice | Psychology | Educational Psychology | Foundations of Education | Pedagogy | Methods of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders | Teaching Methods | Diversity in Education | Social Work | Human Development
"Children And Trauma performs a major public service. The work of Kramer and McKenzie will help administrators, educators and most importantly children. As a clinician and educator, the need for trauma informed practices in our school systems has never been greater. This book provides hope for schools to integrate and meet the mental health needs of children in schools."Dr. Brad Simpson, Director of Research and Development, Sunrise Residential Treatment Center and owner of 3rd Wave Counseling and Consulting
"This timely and informative book is a must read for educators and beyond seeking to fully understand childhood trauma. With a unique social justice lens, readers are offered a theoretical framework of trauma, as well as practical and effective interventions. Chapters propose a range of actions to guide a path forward, from pre-service preparation to in-service practices, including applications across divergent settings. The book’s broad scope makes it especially appealing to a variety of educational and social service professionals, all of whom are certain to regularly encounter children who have experienced trauma."Dr. Lee Kern, Professor and Director, Center for Promoting Research to Practice, Lehigh University
"Brianne Kramer and Jennifer McKenzie provide a comprehensive look into trauma that can affect any student, at any time. As we start to look at how to move beyond the global traumatic event of the COVID-19 pandemic that was coupled with racial unrest, this is a must-read for educators in order to establish trauma-informed classrooms that center youth."Melissa Tomlinson, Special Education Teacher, Executive Director of Badass Teachers’ Association
"As a teacher education professor seeking to introduce students to understanding the impact of trauma in all aspects of the child’s life and education, I am thrilled that this book exists! The research on trauma and adverse childhood experiences make it clear that protective factors mitigate the impact of trauma. Thus, educators must understand trauma, how it impacts learning, and how pedagogy, curriculum, and school policies can be those needed protective factors. Children And Trauma: Critical Perspectives for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Educational Communities will be required reading for my students as it fills a much-needed gap in addressing trauma in schools."Denisha Jones, Ph.D., J.D., Director Art of Teaching, Sarah Lawrence College
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