Sparks, S. D. (2019, August 20). Some FAQs for Educators on Children’s Trauma. Retrieved August 26, 2019.

While the word “trauma” has become something of a colloquial term, the chronic stress associated with severe and ongoing health and education problems is not related to low-level stressors such as watching a scary movie or getting in a fight with your best friend. As school districts explore trauma-informed practices or work to develop trauma-sensitive schools, a new understanding of trauma is emerging.

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