Becoming A Trauma Responsive Educator/School

Jessica Nixon
Oct 17, 2017

RTP Brief: Responding to Students with PTSD in Schools


In America, it is estimated that one-third of all adolescents have been in a physical fight in the past year and that 9 percent have been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property. Exposure to violence can have daunting psycho-social consequences for adolescents including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as major depressive and anxiety disorders... Read the FULL BRIEF HERE and comment below.

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