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How Trauma Impacts Children in School

06/01/2019 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Polinsky Prevention Pavilion

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Recent neurobiological, epigenetics, and psychological studies have shown that traumatic experiences in childhood can diminish concentration, memory, and the organizational and language abilities children need to succeed in school. For some children, this can lead to problems with academic performance, inappropriate behavior in the classroom, and difficulty forming relationships. Learning about the impacts of trauma can help keep caregivers from misunderstanding the reasons underlying some children’s difficulties with learning, behavior, and relationships.