Summary: This article talks about the reality of traumatic experiences, known as “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs) and the negative impact that they can have on learning, health, and wellbeing. The author suggests that a supportive environment based on social-emotional learning can help students reverse the negative effects of this trauma.
Source: Gary G. Abud, Jr., Education Week, July 11, 2017
Traumatic events, such as war, death, or violence can have a serious influence on one’s health, stress, and anxiety; for kids, this is especially true, as they lack the social and emotional skills to deal with the impact of trauma. Trauma can even cause physical pain, including when a traumatic event is non-physical. In recent years, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has helped to expand what qualifies as trauma to include more social and emotional events, such as poverty, divorce, and food insecurity.
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