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Supporting Children Impacted by Trauma
March 12, 2021
Life’s challenges will continue to test your strength. As a result your strength will grow and your skills will improve.
-Ralph Marston
Many of you have asked for more resources available in both Spanish and English. We are excited to announce our newest Exchange Reflections,
Apoyando a los niños afectados por un traumaSupporting Children Impacted by Trauma, is available in both languages! (Today you can purchase any two Exchange Reflections, including these, for the price of one.)

In the article that forms the basis for the Reflections, Angela Bayer-Persico writes:

“According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
 78 percent of children report more than one traumatic experience before the age of 5.
 
 20 percent of children receive treatment for an adverse childhood experience such as witnessing/living through domestic violence, sexual abuse, neglect, loss of a close family member, having a caregiver with a drug or alcohol problem, or having a close family member in prison.
 
These figures are post COVID-19 times...

The question today is how do we as educators support a child post-pandemic? We need to create a safe physical and emotional environment by practicing the three Rs:
 Reassurance. It is the adult’s job to take care of them. We need to help them feel safe.
 
 Routines. Help build a sense of continuum. We need to help establish a new normal.
 
 Regulation. Validate their feelings and teach self-regulation. We must listen to children and help give them tools to work through their big feelings.”




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Exchange Reflections are designed to help a team of people meet in-person or live online to think deeply together about a topic using an article from Exchange magazine as a guide. Included are discussion questions to help guide reflections, as well as a "Making Commitments" idea sheet to help prompt ideas into action. For your convenience, Exchange Reflections are available in PDF format and you can download immediately on your desktop.

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Offer valid through March 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
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