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HIllRag: A Traumatic Failure: DC Public Schools Neglect Mental Health

January 11, 2019

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Our team is passionate about school-based mental health and trauma-informed education. As part of our advocacy in these areas, CLC executive director Judith Sandalow sat down with Jonetta Rose Barras as part of her investigative series: The Impact of Trauma on District Youth. Barras shared about our work, saying:

Judith Sandalow, executive director of the DC Children’s Law Center, wrote in a 2015 white paper, “Children with traumatic histories are more likely to be referred for special education, have higher rates of school discipline referrals and suspensions, lower test scores and grades and are less likely to graduate.” She has been on a crusade ever since, pushing for more trauma-informed schools.

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