Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Addressing Trauma and Other Barriers to Learning and Teaching: Developing a Comprehensive System of Intervention

Description: No one doubts the importance of helping students with trauma histories. Schools have a clear stake in this since traumatized students often manifest learning and behavioral problems at school. The chapters in this book add considerably to the discussion of how all educators within the school can help provide support and encourage learning. This chapter, specifically, clarifies why efforts to address problems related to trauma in schools need to go well beyond just enhancing availability and access to individual, clinically oriented mental health services .. From this perspective, we emphasize that trauma and all other student learning, behavioral, and emotional problems can and should be approached within the context of a comprehensive system of intervention within schools and school districts.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/adressingtraumaandotherbarrierstolearning.pdf (For Personal Use Only)  1mb; 22pp