When trauma goes unacknowledged by caring adults, students can feel suffocated by the burden of their experience. Research shows that traumatic experiences can drastically hinder students’ academic development, and that “children who have three or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are three times more likely to experience academic failure, five times more likely to have attendance problems, and six times more likely to have behavioral problems than those with no ACEs.“

These findings, coupled with the fact that almost half of the students in the U.S. have experienced at least one or more...

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  • About the Author:

    A teacher, author, and speaker, Dr. Shree Walker earned an Education Specialist’s degree in Administration and Supervision and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee State University. Shree hosts many trainings on the topic of moving students from risk to resilience including this recent webinar.