This article suggests that developing resiliency touch points will help students deal with trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Touch points are interactions with individuals we trust, who see and notice our strengths, interests, passions, and challenges, and who understand us, affirming our stories, our belief systems, and the cultures in which we have developed.Source:
Lori Desautels, Edutopia, July 18, 2018Description:
"Resiliency touch point encounters are brief connections throughout the school day created by adult school personnel (carers) who have been informed about a specific student’s ACEs. The adults make sure to initiate these encounters, which can last for 30 seconds or up to five minutes, enough time to explore what is going on with the student. These brief intentional minutes, when consistently shared by a variety of carers, can lessen the feelings of despair and hopelessness of students who are bringing their significant adversity and trauma into our schools."Read the full article here!