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How Trauma Affects Kids in School


By Caroline Miller

We tend to think of trauma as the result of a frightening and upsetting event. But many children experience trauma through ongoing exposure, throughout their early development, to abuse, neglect, homelessness, domestic violence or violence in their communities. And it’s clear that chronic trauma can cause serious problems with learning […]

How Trauma Affects Kids in School2019-10-14T22:23:34+00:00

10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know


By Starr Commonwealth With grief, sadness is obvious. With trauma, the symptoms can go largely unrecognized because it shows up looking like other problems: frustration; acting out; difficulty concentrating, following directions, or working in a group. Often students are misdiagnosed with anxiety, behavior disorders, or attention disorders rather than understood to have trauma […]

10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know2019-10-07T23:55:14+00:00

Music Therapy Addresses Trauma – Careers That Change Lives


By Barbra Weidlein

Trauma settings

Music therapists have been called upon to support the recovery of individuals and communities following horrific events as well as natural disasters. Settings have included New York City metropolitan area after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; Umpqua Community College after a mass shooting on campus; […]

Music Therapy Addresses Trauma – Careers That Change Lives2019-09-25T23:22:06+00:00

Healing from Childhood Trauma


By: E.B. Johnson When you experience childhood trauma, your life and your soul are altered forever. Those who suffer loss, abuse or neglect early-on in life can often suffer from serious psychological and emotional disorders for decades to come, changing who they are and destroying their ability to foster caring and nurturing relationships […]

Healing from Childhood Trauma2019-09-16T23:22:39+00:00

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth


By the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Princeton, N.J.—New national data show that at least 38 percent of children in every state have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who has […]

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth2018-09-10T22:23:54+00:00