Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practices in School-Based Counseling
November 19, 2015
Presented by Dr. Sharon Stephan, Associate Professor, Center for School Mental Health, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
According to the National Survey on Children's Health, "almost 35 million children have experienced at least one or more types of serious trauma." There is significant literature documenting the negative impact of trauma exposure on learning and student success. Several school-based interventions have been developed and found effective to support students exposed to trauma. The presentation will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on student success, and review evidence-based programs to support a continuum of trauma-informed practices and trauma interventions in schools.