This article provides strategies to help upper elementary and middle school kids who have experienced trauma understand and control their emotions. Source:
Laurie DeSautels, Edutopia, December 3, 2018Description:
"When people feel stressed because of toxic levels of adversity—such as experiencing or witnessing physical or emotional abuse, or substance abuse—they find it very challenging to step back from a negative experience, pause, and calm their nervous systems. When this happens during adolescence—as the influence of peers is increasing and young people cope with the challenges of a developing sense of self—the stress can be very challenging." Read the full article here!