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This post was published by MAC’s Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, a collaboration with Harvard Law School whose mission is to ensure that children impacted by family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school. Click here to see the original post.

New Article: Understanding Trauma’s Impact on Learning

We write this month to share a newly published article with you. The February, 2109 edition of School Administrator, the American Association of School Administrators’ award-winning monthly magazine, features an article written by TLPI’s Director, Susan Cole.

The article describes how an understanding of trauma’s impact on learning can be a pathway to creating a school culture where every child living through adversity can be successful and shares some of the outstanding outcomes identified by the American Institutes of Research in a two year research study of five demonstration schools in Massachusetts who were using the trauma-sensitive approach set forth in Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Vol. 2.

To read the full article, please click here.

Dr. Sal Terrasi, former Director of Pupil Personnel in the Brockton Public Schools, is also featured in this edition. Dr. Terrasi shares the three R’s of developing a trauma-sensitive school and highlights the work being done in the district.

To read more about Trauma-Sensitive Practices in Brockton’s Schools, please click here.