TRAUMA & THE BRAIN

Physical and emotional trauma can have negative long-lasting biological affects on the developing brain of a child but there is hope!  With the incredible process of neuroplasticity our children's brains can rewire and reset with positive adult relationships, trauma-informed care, and increased brain awareness.

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"IF ANYTHING, CHILDREN ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO TRAUMA THAN ADULTS..."

Dr. Bruce Perry

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"WE ARE FEELING CREATURES WHO THINK."

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

HOW CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AFFECTS HEALTH OVER A LIFETIME

In this TEDTalk Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris discusses the connection between childhood trauma and adult physical and mental health.

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BRAINS IN PAIN CANNOT LEARN!

In this article, written for Edutopia, Dr. Lori Desautels provides a brief introduction of trauma and the brain and offers real world strategies to support our most struggling students.

ACES INFOGRAPHIC

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RETHINKING HOW WE MANAGE OUR EMOTIONS

In this video, B.R.A.I.N. creator Courtney Boyle discusses the potential pitfalls of using strategies like "time-out" or "take a break" with students, especially those who may have experienced significant trauma, and a possible alternative strategy.

A CALL TO CONNECTION: MAKING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA PERSONAL

Dr. Allison Jackson illustrates the heartbreaking reality of childhood trauma and the vital role positive connections play in the healing process. Try watching this video without being thoroughly inspired and fired up to do something!

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PAPER TIGERS

This inspiring documentary chronicles the journey teachers, administrators, and staff of Lincoln High School took in order to better understand and support their students affected by trauma.

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Trauma & the Brain