Trauma

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Student Well-Being Opinion What 9/11 Can Teach Us Today
We can only guess at what weighs on other people. Hurts and wounds are not always visible on the outside.
Pamela Cantor, September 15, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 12 Ways to Support Afghan Refugee Students
Four teachers with experience teaching refugee students share their suggestions.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 25, 2021
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Student Well-Being Video Supporting Grieving Students: Advice From Parents and Counselors (Videos)
Parents and counselors offer advice for educators helping students through the grief and losses of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
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Teaching & Learning Video A Widowed Mother’s Advice for Teachers
A mother who helped her son through the loss of her husband and daughter offers advice to teachers working with students who are grieving.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
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Teaching & Learning How Schools Can Support Grieving Kids
The founder of a summer program for kids who are grieving offers advice on how schools can provide similar support to their students.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
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Teaching & Learning Video Addressing Students’ Grief and Anxiety
After six of her students lost parents over the summer, a school counselor offers advice for educators trying to meet the needs of students.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
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Teaching & Learning Video How to Become Trauma-Informed
A school counselor discusses how her school has helped teachers with their own mental health, and empowered them to help their students too.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
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Vickie Quarles, a widow in Memphis, Tenn., lost her husband to COVID-19 in December 2020. She is now raising their five daughters alone. Her older daughter, Alyssa, 18, comforts her in their home.
Vickie Quarles, a widow in Memphis, Tenn., lost her husband to COVID-19 in December 2020. She is now raising their five daughters alone. Her oldest daughter, Alyssa, 18, comforts her in their home.
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Student Well-Being Thousands of Kids Lost Parents to COVID-19. Schools Must Prepare to Help the Grieving
While some may view the back-to-school season as a return to “normal,” for those students who’ve lost someone, it will feel anything but.
Ileana Najarro, July 21, 2021
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Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Student Mental Health
In this Spotlight, evaluate what schools can do to shift their approach to mental health supports, assess new statistics for child abuse, plus more.
July 2, 2021
An arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York, pictured on Aug. 29, 2018. A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Chelsea Shover of Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues reported the findings Monday, June 10, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The painkiller Oxycodone is among the opioids implicated in a health crisis that has school districts joining with states and municipalities in seeking damages from drug manufacturers.
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Law & Courts The Opioid Crisis Hit Schools Hard. Now They Want Drug Companies to Pay Up
School districts have collectively spent at least $127 billion on services for students affected by opioid addiction, recent court filings say.
Mark Lieberman, June 15, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion The Year of Scourges: How I Survived Illness and Racism to Find My 'Tribe'
A Black school leader reflects on the hardest year of her professional life.
Reba Y. Hodge, April 12, 2021
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Student Well-Being Q&A Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma
An expert in culturally responsive school psychology urges a wider lens in connecting with students of color in coping with pandemic trauma.
Evie Blad, March 31, 2021
10 min read
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Student Well-Being The Pandemic Will Affect Students' Mental Health for Years to Come. How Schools Can Help
Educators and policymakers can learn from other traumatic events about how students will react and what kinds of supports they will need.
Arianna Prothero, March 31, 2021
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