A few months ago at one of our district PDs, the Special Education staff got to listen to a presentation on Trauma and how it affects students brains. It was a very eye-opening presentation.
This month the NEA Today Magazine cover article is Trauma: The Effect on Children and Learning.
Now, I don't usually read the NEA Today Magazine and truth be told, I did find the information a bit skewed. That being said, it was a good article and it gave a good introduction and some insight into a much larger issue.
At the end of the article there is a link that takes you to a Handbook called: Teaching Children from Poverty and Trauma. It is a resource of information to help students struggling with Trauma.
I hope you find this information as helpful and informative as I have. Please use this as a starting point towards a better understanding of this ever increasing concern within our student population.