We understand that stress is sitting at an all-time high. Many of you have expressed that you are feeling fatigued and extra tired.  Not only are we as educators feeling the strain, but students who have experienced traumatic stress can be another level of challenge in a classroom.  Now more than ever, educators are in need of tools to help support their students. We know that interventions like rewards and incentives don’t work very well with children and youth who …

Data Collection and Connecting Meaningful Interventions to the IEP Miss Peters knew that Jimmy had made some progress in the classroom because his shut downs and aggressive behaviours weren’t as severe as before.  Within the first three months of the new school year, she learned that Jimmy had experienced complex trauma from the time he was born to about 4 years of age, she learned about how complex trauma can affect children in the classroom, and she implemented numerous PEACE-ful …

BUILDING EMPATHY THROUGH READING By Kenzi Dirks, M.A., R.C.C.   “We really emphasize saying sorry,” a concerned foster mother said to me, “when Milo hurts someone we always make him apologize.” “How is that working?” I inquired, genuinely curious. “I don’t think he means it,” she responded. Children who have experienced complex trauma can have …

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