Children of Trauma: What Educators Need to Know

Worthy and reposted from the Adoption Advocate No. 63

147123 Many adopted children and children in foster care have experienced traumatic events which can impact their development and present challenges for both parents and educators. In the September 2013 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, author Kathleen Benckendorf outlines information, methods, and strategies that can help teachers and school officials better understand and meet the needs of children with histories of trauma, abuse, or neglect.
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Has your school sufficiently addressed your child’s specific needs related to adoption trauma?  What are some creative ways great teachers have supported your child?
Robin E. Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

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