Building a Collaborative System for Educating Traumatized Children: Moving Evidence Based Interventions into the Classroom
NYC Department of Education - Office of School Health, School Mental Health Program Dept. of School Mental Health in collaboration with Office of Safety & Youth Development
Friday, November 16, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Brooklyn Heights, NY
Traumatic or adverse experiences are pervasive among school-aged children and youth, and have the potential to undermine students' ability to learn, form relationships, and manage their feelings and behavior. In order to support the growing needs of students, school-based mental health providers can improve their effectiveness by supplementing clinical interventions with classroom based support and developing a trauma-sensitive school environment.
This presentation will provide updated perspectives that deepen the understanding of how trauma impacts development, school behavior and academic performance. It will describe the challenges in differentiating trauma from other related disorders, and offer strategies to create trauma-sensitive schools.