Now more than ever, many children and youth are exposed to potentially traumatic events, whether it be from community or school violence, natural disasters, or the sudden loss of a loved one. Nationally representative surveys of youth and caregivers, in fact, suggest that approximately two thirds of youth are exposed to at least one traumatic event by late adolescence. Students who experience trauma without receiving necessary supports are at increased risk for a range of negative outcomes, including poor academic performance, emotional and behavioral regulation problems, dropping out of school, and delinquency.
Read more on the Student Behavior Blog site: Handle With Care: Expanding and evaluating trauma supports for students
Posted September 2023.