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Calmer classrooms A guide to working with t raumatised children.

Downey, Laurel
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Child Safety Commissioner.

Both research and wisdom show us that regardless of the adversity
they face, if a child can develop and maintain a positive attachment
to school, and gain an enthusiasm for learning, they will do so much
better in their lives. The role of teachers in the lives of traumatised
children cannot be underestimated.
This booklet encourages teachers and other school personnel
to forge those attachments through two key mechanisms:
understanding traumatised children and developing relationshipbased
skills to help them. (excerpt)


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