One of the standouts of this course is that it has been contextualized. It was created and organized with the educator in mind. This is the same filter through which we look at research. Are we talking about children or are we talking about adults or are we talking about Vietnam veterans, for example. This is just a reminder to be a critical thinker and reader when you are taking in information from multiple sources.
All that to say, for this reason. we like Dr. Perry. His work and history is with children. As educators, and those that support educators, our focus is with children.
The NME work at Child Trauma Academy (CTA) has produced brain lessons for elementary and middle schooll students that teachers can incorporate into their lesson planning. As additional resources are developed, they will be shared.
Brain Lessons for Elementary and Middle School from Child Trauma Academy
If you decide to use or incorporate, you need to make sure you use the following attribution.
In this segment where we discussed looking at trauma through different models and frameworks, we briefly discussed growth mindset. This is in direct conflict, if you will, with the negative impact of trauma and is a great strategy for helping children navigate past barriers. Below is the link to the TedX by Carol Dweck on The Power of Yet as well as a Discussion Starter that you can use in your trauma-informed professional learning communities (TI-PLC).
Related Resources and Research
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