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Saturday, February 25, 2017

In a recent post, I recommended a book - Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive ClassroomJan 29, 2016 by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall. The book opens by explaining doctors now recognize a certain number of childhood adverse experiences, equal trauma. Students impacted by addiction qualifies as an adverse student experience. This article examines one school's attempt to support students whose families are affected by opiod abuse. This is practical and well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

School focuses on students touched by addiction
School focuses on students touched by addiction
School leaders in a West Virginia elementary school are working to meet the needs of students affected by opioid abuse. Outreach includes collaborating with law enforcement, providing basic necessities to students and working with the community to recruit mentors.
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