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How educators can support students affected by trauma
Every year many students come into the classroom after having gone through some form of trauma whether it is a family member who has passed away, parent(s) who suffer from substance abuse or are incarcerated, experiencing or witnessing abuse, poverty, or a situational crisis, such as the loss of a home to wild fire. For children who have suffered from situations like these, learning may be the last thing on their minds. This Inquiry Research paper will help teachers and schools understand why it is so important to help our children succeed even though it may seem impossible. This research paper will also give insight into what steps and strategies teachers can take to be the most effective teacher and positive influencer of our children's education. Recommendations on how to give our students the proper resources to achieve their educational goals all while obtaining a positive attitude.
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