Trauma Informed Practice
Schools have always had students with struggles in their lives that make learning more difficult. That number seems to be ever increasing. In an effort to better serve our students and try to meet the needs of all, CES applied to receive special training as a Trauma Informed School. Thankfully, we were among the few chosen and have begun that training process. We are learning how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have a current and lasting effect on the child and even alter brain development. The main emphasis focuses on strong and supportive relationships. Even the worst situations can be lessened or overcome if teachers, family members, and friends take time and care to help the child rise above their current struggle and move forward toward their goals.
Below are links for video clips that were used in our training. You may find this information both interesting and beneficial.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Every Opportunity
- Experiences Build Brain Architecture
- Flipping Your Lid
- How Brains Are Built-The Core Story of Brain Development
- Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry
- Still Face Experiment
- The Backwards Brain Bicycle-Smarter Every Day
- Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions
Links to Videos from First Part of Building Strong Brains Presentation
How Brains are Built
Why do we Lose Control of Our Emotions?
Dr. Daniel Siegel Presenting a Hand Model of the Brain
Experiences Build Brain Architecture
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study