Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEric Rossen, Robert Hull

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Traumatic or adverse experiences are pervasive among school-aged children and youth. Trauma undermines students' ability to learn, form relationships, and manage their feelings and behavior. School-based professionals working with traumatized students are often unaware of their complex needsor how to meet them within the hours of the typical school day. Combining knowledge of the cognitive and behavioral effects of trauma, evidence-based interventions, educational best practices, and the experiences of veteran educators, Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals presents a new framework for assistingstudents with a history of trauma. Designed specifically for busy educators who work with traumatized students daily, this volume brings together practitioners, researchers, and other experts with backgrounds in education, school psychology, school nursing, school social work, school counseling,school administration, clinical psychology, resilience, and trauma studies to examine the impacts of numerous traumatic experiences on school-aged children and youth. The book provides practical, effective, and implementable strategies and resources for adapting and differentiating instruction, modifying the classroom and school environments, and building competency for students affected by trauma. Chapters offer techniques and strategies designed for all typesof educational environments and in the context of multiple potential sources of trauma. Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students is an essential resource for classroom teachers and for practicing school-based professionals. It is also useful for courses that address crisis, trauma, andeducation across a broad spectrum of specializations, including school social work, education, psychology, counseling, and school administration.

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Traumatic or adverse experiences are pervasive among school-aged children and youth. Trauma undermines students' ability to learn, form relationships, and manage their feelings and behavior. School-based professionals working with traumatized students are often unaware of their complex needsor how to meet them within the hours of the t...

Eric Rossen, Ph.D., is a nationally certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist in Maryland. He currently serves as Director of Professional Development and Standards at the National Association of School Psychologists. Robert Hull, Ed.S., MHS, is a school psychologist in Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland, ser...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the EditorsContributorsSECTION I: Introduction to Trauma and its Impact on School Functioning1. Margaret Blaustein: Childhood Trauma and a Framework for Intervention2. Ron Hertel and Mona M. Johnson: How the Traumatic Experiences of Students Manifest in School Settings3. LaDona R. Wiebler: Developmental Differences in Response to TraumaSECTION II: Potential Sources of Trauma and Implications for Classroom Instruction and School-Based Interventions4. Lyn Morland, Dina Birman, Burna Dunn, Myrna Ann Adkins, and Laura Gardner: Immigrant Students5. Diana Bowman and Patricia A. Popp: Students Experiencing Homelessness6. Dorothy Rohde-Collins: Students Exposed to Community Violence7. Jennifer Buxton-McClendon: Students with Incarcerated Parents8. Brian R. Devine: Students with Parents Involved in Substance Abuse or Dependence9. Lisa Weed Phifer and Deseri A. McPherson: Students Exposed to Domestic Violence10. Jarena G. Raper: Students Anticipating the Death of a Family Member or Loved One11. Robert J. Wingfield and Susan Craft: Students Responding to the Unexpected Death of a Family Member or Loved One12. Courtney D. Carter: Students from Military Families13. Delphine Collin-V.zina: Students Affected by Sexual Abuse14. Mardi Bernard and Elizabeth Popard Newell: Students Affected by Neglect15. Lisa Wegman and A. Michelle O'Banion: Students Affected by Physical and Emotional Abuse16. Ryan P. Kilmer, Virginia Gil-Rivas, and Steven J. Hardy: Students Responding to Natural Disasters and TerrorismSECTION III. Administrative and Policy Considerations; Fostering Resiliency17. Joel M. Ristuccia: Creating Safe and Supportive Schools for Students Impacted by Traumatic Experience18. Howard Adelman and Linda: Addressing Trauma and Other Barriers to Learning and Teaching: Developing a Comprehensive System of Intervention19. George S. Everly, Jr. and Rachel M. Firestone: Lessons for Developing Resilience