Over the past several weeks, Dr. Leeson and several of my class colleagues discussed the affects that trauma, whether slight or severe, has on young children and their ability to process, cope and survive traumatic situations.
Strolling through my collection of articles, today I ran across a post from NEA Today Express entitled How Trauma Changes Children’s Brains. Researchers are discovering that continued stress and trauma can change the makeup of a child’s intellect and thinking (Flannery, 2016). As educators it is important for us to include conversations about stress and traumatic events weekly with our students. Presenting a calm environment for them to openly discuss issues and concerns where their peers and teachers can provide avenues of how to handle different situations. Do you agree or disagree? All comments are welcomed.
I’ve included the link to the article here.
Flannery, M.E. (2016) How Trauma Changes Children’s Brains. NEA Today. Retrieved from http://neatoday.org/2016/05/17/trauma-and-children/?utm_source=nea_today_express&utm_medium=email&utm_content=trauma&utm_campaign=160601neatodayexpress