According to the Sonoma County Office of Education, nearly one in five children in Sonoma County have suffered at least two traumatic childhood experiences, such as death of a parent or physical or emotional abuse. Research is showing that this level of trauma can seriously impact a child’s ability to learn, as well as lead to lasting health and emotional problems.
Brian Farragher, Executive Director of Hanna Center and a local leader in trauma-informed care, says educators in particular have a powerful responsibility and opportunity to be a
consistent, stable adult in their students’ lives.
Read more in this just-released SCOE Bulletin on trauma-informed teaching.