Heather Forbes: Bad Behavior vs. Developmental Trauma

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Heather Forbes: Bad Behavior vs. Developmental Trauma

We often underestimate the impact of trauma on a child’s development. Unpredictable,  unstructured, and emotionally or physically hurtful experiences can create heightened  states of autonomic arousal, anxiety, depression, mood changes, irritability, agitation,  non-reality thinking, and a general pattern of disorganized behaviors. Tokens and other  non-effective behavioral strategies not only do not work, they often make it worse for  these students as this is a developmental trauma issue, not a behavioral issue. A social emotional approach is needed to help these students excel to their highest academic  potential. Explanations of how to do this from a scientific brain-based perspective will  be explained and demonstrated in this presentation. 



The digital MP3 recordings and PDF Transcripts of the 2017 Educating Traumatized Children Summit.

After purchase, you will be able to download these interviews individually via the receipt page and via an email that will be sent to you.  For best results, download all as soon as purchased.  You will have 3 downloads per interview.


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