Trauma Follows Children to School

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Did you know? A history of trauma can impact a child’s language, memory, attention and sequencing skills. The effects of traumatic stress on children have been well-documented and as a result health, social service and education practitioners have developed many effective strategies for addressing the needs of trauma-effected youth. Despite the evidence and resources available, schools are not regularly implementing the strategies or policies necessary to address these negative effects.

The Impact of Trauma on Learning and Development Conference, a collaboration between The Children’s Aid Society and New York Foundling, will be held on Friday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the National Training Center for Community Schools in Morningside Heights. This day long conference will give education and social services students and professionals an in-depth look at this critical issue. Leading researchers and practitioners will present on a range of topics, including: current research on the impact of trauma and abuse on learning and memory; organizing support services in a community school setting; and effective therapeutic and teaching models and strategies.

Click here to learn more and to register.