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Education World: Trauma Causes Students to Struggle in Grade Levels As Young As Kindergarten

January 16, 2016

In a new story about the effects of trauma on young children, Education World cites Children’s Law Center’s trauma report. The piece highlights suggestions made in the report about how schools can tackle the issue head-on. 

And in June, a paper from D.C. Children’s Law Center released several suggestions for how schools should best address trauma for the benefit of all students affected.

In D.C. schools, where low-income areas mean many students are susceptible to trauma, the paper recommends a better training of school staff to address how trauma works, a safer environment for students, and a decreasing reliance on suspension and expulsions to punish non-violent behavior. 

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