The impact of trauma poses a substantial risk to students--something that is recognized more now than ever before. Increased reports of trauma and tragic circumstances resulting from trauma--such as increases in at-risk behaviors, and even suicide--are bonafide challenges schools face today.
Students need adults and school communities that foster for them the freedom to make their own decisions and to learn in a safe environment while at liberty to take reasonable risks. That's the framework for learning and growing at our school, and the byproducts are happier, healthier students whose development is incubated in both a student-specific and schoolwide manner.
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