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Trauma-Sensitive Learning Goes Online

by Dr. Ryan T. Woods for Respectful Ways
When learning went online

When the threat of COVID-19 arrived, schools responded quickly. Administrators hustled, principals made announcements, and teachers developed lesson plans. In a matter of days, students were learning from home.

As any instructor knows, academic content represents just one facet of education.

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Wisdom from a Virtual Schooling Mom

Blog Manager’s Note: I don’t know about you, but I know that I have lost count of how many days we’ve been under orders to “shelter in place.” Although absolutely necessary, this isn’t easy, especially as more and more states make the decision to close school doors for the rest of this academic year.

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ATN + Respectful Ways Trauma-Informing their SEL Program

Respectful Ways Social Emotional Learning Program.

The Attachment & Trauma Network has partnered with Respectful Ways Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program. Trained ATN staff members updated and approved all 350 written lesson plans and digital materials to be trauma-informed! Respectful Ways also offers student digital modules for kids to use at home or school.

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Akin, Trauma, and Mindfulness in School

A Mindfulness room gone wrong

About a month ago, I read Emma Donoghue’s novel, Akin, the story of an unlikely duo, both touched by childhood trauma: an 11-year-old boy named Michael and his great-uncle, Noah. Michael’s father–Noah’s nephew–died of an overdose, while his mother is imprisoned for a drug-related offense.

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My Son’s Brain in School

A neuropsychologist said of my oldest son: “His brain is not organized the way the world wants it to be, so he has problems functioning. But he doesn’t have behavior problems. His brain doesn’t do those.”
My youngest son also has a brain that doesn’t fit the world he lives in,

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Child Trafficking: How Teachers Can Help

Child trafficking: from victim to advocate

In 2019, I found myself in front of an auditorium full of school staff members from 70 Colorado school districts, speaking at a training on how to identify child trafficking. Several years earlier, my therapist had told me, “One day, you will be addressing the systems that failed you.

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Boys in School

A word about gender

Before I talk about boys in school, let me start by acknowledging that gender is complicated. We learn more every day about its many complexities and intricacies. We know, for example, that gender exists on a continuum. Even if we oversimplify and separate people into “boys” and “girls” and the qualities associated with each,

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Trauma-Informed Educators: Julie’s Reading List

As teachers and students head back to school, a flurry of inquiries has come into ATN about the “best” materials to help our schools create more trauma-informed educators. The Trauma-Sensitive School movement is still young, so in previous years I had a hard time answering that question,

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Protected: 2019 Back to School Webinar

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Live from #CTSS2019!

I don’t think this the most beautifully written post I’ve ever created. I do think it might be one of the most important.

Here’s why.

I am the most exhausted and energized I have been in a very long time!

Exhausted because…

I flew into Washington,

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