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Improving Trauma-Informed Education: Responding to Student Adversity With Equity-Centered, Systemic Support

Policy Brief - Nov 15, 2022

Author(s) - Stacy Gherardi, New Mexico State University

Talking about education in the United States without talking about trauma has become increasingly difficult. Today’s youth suffer through challenges on multiple fronts, going far beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and its related social and educational fallout. Children experience trauma because of social conditions such as poverty, homelessness, family separation related to immigration, and increasingly frequent school shootings and community violence.