WEEK ONE: ACEs AT WORK
with Dr. Will Henson
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, have an enormous impact on school-age children. Almost half (45%) of students in school today have enough adverse experiences to impact their thinking, emotions and behavior. (Want more information on ACEs and the associated research? Check out 321insight’s Trauma Informed video training series by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
How we explain a student’s behavior can have a huge impact on how we address it. This week I’d like to start thinking and talking about student behavior differently. Start by taking a look at the Trauma-Informed Thinking diagram below.
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Take a look at the trauma-informed thinking graphic above. Do you agree with it? Are there parts of this that don’t make sense to you? Discuss with your team or think out loud to yourself if this is something you can get on board with.
In the coming week, watch how educators around you explain and describe behavior. What words do they use? What are their ideas about why behavior issues occur? Write down what you notice, and share it with your team or with us at email@example.com.